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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4096-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4096-1
Posted Aug 14, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4096-1 - Andrei Vlad Lutas and Dan Lutas discovered that some x86 processors incorrectly handle SWAPGS instructions during speculative execution. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory, x86, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-1125
SHA-256 | 9c08d1b3f406ed6a52e239b25f1fda22470bc5526723ccb15b0e8ad9a95383b9

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4096-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4096-1
August 13, 2019

linux-aws, linux-aws-hwe vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

The system could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description:
- linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-aws-hwe: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems

Details:

Andrei Vlad Lutas and Dan Lutas discovered that some x86 processors
incorrectly handle SWAPGS instructions during speculative execution. A
local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel
memory).

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
linux-image-5.0.0-1012-aws 5.0.0-1012.13
linux-image-aws 5.0.0.1012.12

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.15.0-1045-aws 4.15.0-1045.47
linux-image-aws 4.15.0.1045.44

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.15.0-1045-aws 4.15.0-1045.47~16.04.1
linux-image-aws-hwe 4.15.0.1045.45

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.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4096-1
CVE-2019-1125

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/5.0.0-1012.13
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1045.47
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws-hwe/4.15.0-1045.47~16.04.1
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