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Debian: CVE-2019-19039: linux, linux-4.19 -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2019-19039: linux, linux-4.19 -- security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
Published
11/21/2019
Created
12/08/2020
Added
12/07/2020
Modified
12/07/2020

Description

** DISPUTED ** __btrfs_free_extent in fs/btrfs/extent-tree.c in the Linux kernel through 5.3.12 calls btrfs_print_leaf in a certain ENOENT case, which allows local users to obtain potentially sensitive information about register values via the dmesg program. NOTE: The BTRFS development team disputes this issues as not being a vulnerability because “1) The kernel provide facilities to restrict access to dmesg - dmesg_restrict=1 sysctl option. So it's really up to the system administrator to judge whether dmesg access shall be disallowed or not. 2) WARN/WARN_ON are widely used macros in the linux kernel. If this CVE is considered valid this would mean there are literally thousands CVE lurking in the kernel - something which clearly is not the case.”

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-linux
  • debian-upgrade-linux-4-19

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