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Ubuntu Security Update USN-3583-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

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    linux vulnerabilities


    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

    • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    Summary


    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

    Software Description

    • linux - Linux kernel
    Details


    It was discovered that an out-of-bounds write vulnerability existed in the Flash-Friendly File System (f2fs) in the Linux kernel. An attacker could construct a malicious file system that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0750)

    It was discovered that a race condition leading to a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the ALSA PCM subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0861)

    It was discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel allowed passthrough of the diagnostic I/O port 0x80. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) in the host OS. (CVE-2017-1000407)

    Bo Zhang discovered that the netlink wireless configuration interface in the Linux kernel did not properly validate attributes when handling certain requests. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-12153)

    Vitaly Mayatskikh discovered that the SCSI subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly track reference counts when merging buffers. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2017-12190)

    It was discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict key reads on negatively instantiated keys. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-12192)

    It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the sysfs interface for the QLogic 24xx+ series SCSI driver in the Linux kernel. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14051)

    Otto Ebeling discovered that the memory manager in the Linux kernel did not properly check the effective UID in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-14140)

    It was discovered that the ATI Radeon framebuffer driver in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a data structure returned to user space. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-14156)

    ChunYu Wang discovered that the iSCSI transport implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate data structures. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14489)

    James Patrick-Evans discovered a race condition in the LEGO USB Infrared Tower driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15102)

    ChunYu Wang discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the SCTP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code, (CVE-2017-15115)

    It was discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle NULL payloads with non-zero length values. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-15274)

    It was discovered that the Bluebooth Network Encapsulation Protocol (BNEP) implementation in the Linux kernel did not validate the type of socket passed in the BNEPCONNADD ioctl(). A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN privilege could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15868)

    Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the USB serial console driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16525)

    It was discovered that the netfilter passive OS fingerprinting (xt_osf) module did not properly perform access control checks. A local attacker could improperly modify the systemwide OS fingerprint list. (CVE-2017-17450)

    It was discovered that the HMAC implementation did not validate the state of the underlying cryptographic hash algorithm. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17806)

    Denys Fedoryshchenko discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the netfilter xt_TCPMSS filter of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-18017)

    Gareth Evans discovered that the shm IPC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict mapping page zero. A local privileged attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5669)

    It was discovered that an integer overflow vulnerability existing in the IPv6 implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (infinite loop). (CVE-2017-7542)

    Tommi Rantala and Brad Spengler discovered that the memory manager in the Linux kernel did not properly enforce the CONFIG_STRICT_DEVMEM protection mechanism. A local attacker with access to /dev/mem could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7889)

    Mohamed Ghannam discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-8824)

    Mohamed Ghannam discovered a null pointer dereference in the RDS (Reliable Datagram Sockets) protocol implementation of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-5333)

    范龙飞 discovered that a race condition existed in loop block device implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5344)

    USN-3524-1 mitigated CVE-2017-5754 (Meltdown) for the amd64 architecture in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding mitigations for the ppc64el architecture. Original advisory details:

    Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Meltdown. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5754)

    Update instructions


    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic - 3.13.0-142.191
    linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic-lpae - 3.13.0-142.191
    linux-image-3.13.0-142-lowlatency - 3.13.0-142.191
    linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-e500 - 3.13.0-142.191
    linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-e500mc - 3.13.0-142.191
    linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-smp - 3.13.0-142.191
    linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc64-emb - 3.13.0-142.191
    linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc64-smp - 3.13.0-142.191
    linux-image-generic - 3.13.0.142.152
    linux-image-generic-lpae - 3.13.0.142.152
    linux-image-lowlatency - 3.13.0.142.152
    linux-image-powerpc-e500 - 3.13.0.142.152
    linux-image-powerpc-e500mc - 3.13.0.142.152
    linux-image-powerpc-smp - 3.13.0.142.152
    linux-image-powerpc64-emb - 3.13.0.142.152
    linux-image-powerpc64-smp - 3.13.0.142.152

    To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

    ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform this as well.



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