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Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0089-1

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0089-1
Posted Aug 30, 2022
Authored by Benjamin M. Romer

Aaron Adams discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle the removal of stateful expressions in some situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. Ziming Zhang discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly validate sets with multiple ranged fields. It was discovered that the implementation of POSIX timers in the Linux kernel did not properly clean up timers in some situations. Various other vulnerabilities were also discovered.

tags | advisory, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, osx
advisories | CVE-2022-1966, CVE-2022-1972, CVE-2022-21499, CVE-2022-2585, CVE-2022-2586, CVE-2022-2588, CVE-2022-29581, CVE-2022-34918
SHA-256 | 05867268c3cb4a38f1e83386efef57668577cf6a6daf5f223e85f17b2010f8e2

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0089-1

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Linux kernel vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

- linux - Linux kernel
- linux-aws - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-azure - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-gke - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
- linux-gkeop - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
- linux-ibm - Linux kernel for IBM cloud systems
- linux-oem - Linux kernel for OEM systems

Details

Aaron Adams discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly handle the removal of stateful expressions in some
situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-1966)

Ziming Zhang discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly validate sets with multiple ranged fields. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-1972)

It was discovered that the implementation of POSIX timers in the Linux
kernel did not properly clean up timers in some situations. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-2585)

It was discovered that the netfilter subsystem of the Linux kernel did
not prevent one nft object from referencing an nft set in another nft
table, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-2586)

Zhenpeng Lin discovered that the network packet scheduler implementation
in the Linux kernel did not properly remove all references to a route
filter before freeing it in some situations. A local attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2022-2588)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access
to the kernel debugger when booted in secure boot environments. A
privileged attacker could use this to bypass UEFI Secure Boot
restrictions. (CVE-2022-21499)

Kyle Zeng discovered that the Network Queuing and Scheduling subsystem
of the Linux kernel did not properly perform reference counting in some
situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-29581)

Arthur Mongodin discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux
kernel did not properly perform data validation. A local attacker could
use this to escalate privileges in certain situations. (CVE-2022-34918)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your kernel livepatch to the
following versions:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
aws - 89.1
azure - 89.1
azure - 89.2
gcp - 89.1
generic - 89.1
generic - 89.2
gke - 89.1
gke - 89.2
gkeop - 89.1
ibm - 89.1
lowlatency - 89.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
aws - 89.1
azure - 89.1
gcp - 89.1
generic - 89.1
gke - 89.1
gke - 89.2
gkeop - 89.1
gkeop - 89.2
ibm - 89.1
lowlatency - 89.1
oem - 89.1

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
aws - 89.1
azure - 89.1
gcp - 89.1
generic - 89.1
lowlatency - 89.1
lowlatency - 89.2

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
aws - 89.1
azure - 89.1
gcp - 89.1
generic - 89.1
gke - 89.1
ibm - 89.1
lowlatency - 88.1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
generic - 89.1
lowlatency - 89.1

Support Information

Kernels older than the levels listed below do not receive livepatch
updates. If you are running a kernel version earlier than the one listed
below, please upgrade your kernel as soon as possible.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
linux-aws-5.15 - 5.15.0-1000
linux-aws - 5.4.0-1009
linux-azure-5.15 - 5.15.0-1069
linux-azure - 5.4.0-1010
linux-gcp-5.15 - 5.15.0-1000
linux-gcp - 5.4.0-1009
linux-gke-5.15 - 5.15.0-1000
linux-gke - 5.4.0-1033
linux-gkeop - 5.4.0-1009
linux-hwe - 5.15.0-0
linux-ibm-5.15 - 5.15.0-1000
linux-ibm - 5.4.0-1009
linux-oem - 5.4.0-26
linux - 5.4.0-26

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
linux-aws-5.4 - 5.4.0-1069
linux-aws - 4.15.0-1054
linux-azure-4.15 - 4.15.0-1115
linux-azure-5.4 - 5.4.0-1069
linux-gcp-4.15 - 4.15.0-1121
linux-gcp-5.4 - 5.4.0-1069
linux-gke-4.15 - 4.15.0-1076
linux-gke-5.4 - 5.4.0-1009
linux-gkeop-5.4 - 5.4.0-1007
linux-hwe-5.4 - 5.4.0-26
linux-ibm-5.4 - 5.4.0-1009
linux-oem - 4.15.0-1063
linux - 4.15.0-69

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
linux-aws-hwe - 4.15.0-1126
linux-aws - 4.4.0-1098
linux-azure - 4.15.0-1063
linux-gcp - 4.15.0-1118
linux-hwe - 4.15.0-69
linux - 4.4.0-168
linux - 4.4.0-211

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
linux-aws - 5.15.0-1000
linux-azure - 5.15.0-1000
linux-gcp - 5.15.0-1000
linux-gke - 5.15.0-1000
linux-ibm - 5.15.0-1000
linux - 5.15.0-24
linux - 5.15.0-25

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
linux-lts-xenial - 4.4.0-168

References

- CVE-2022-1966
- CVE-2022-1972
- CVE-2022-2585
- CVE-2022-2586
- CVE-2022-2588
- CVE-2022-21499
- CVE-2022-29581
- CVE-2022-34918



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