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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2516-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2516-1
Posted Feb 26, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2516-1 - A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine's (KVM) emulation of the SYSTENTER instruction when the guest OS does not initialize the SYSENTER MSRs. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service of the guest OS (crash) or potentially gain privileges on the guest OS. Andy Lutomirski discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's Thread Local Storage (TLS) implementation allowing users to bypass the espfix to obtain information that could be used to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989, CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529, CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239
MD5 | 530a69c5183837000ce1fe7c8665911c

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2516-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2516-1
February 26, 2015

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine's (KVM) emulation of
the SYSTENTER instruction when the guest OS does not initialize the
SYSENTER MSRs. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service of the guest OS (crash) or potentially gain privileges on the guest
OS. (CVE-2015-0239)

Andy Lutomirski discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's Thread
Local Storage (TLS) implementation allowing users to bypass the espfix to
obtain information that could be used to bypass the Address Space Layout
Randomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. A local user could exploit this
flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.
(CVE-2014-8133)

A restriction bypass was discovered in iptables when conntrack rules are
specified and the conntrack protocol handler module is not loaded into the
Linux kernel. This flaw can cause the firewall rules on the system to be
bypassed when conntrack rules are used. (CVE-2014-8160)

A flaw was discovered with file renaming in the linux kernel. A local user
could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (deadlock and system
hang). (CVE-2014-8559)

A flaw was discovered in how supplemental group memberships are handled in
certain namespace scenarios. A local user could exploit this flaw to bypass
file permission restrictions. (CVE-2014-8989)

A flaw was discovered in how Thread Local Storage (TLS) is handled by the
task switching function in the Linux kernel for x86_64 based machines. A
local user could exploit this flaw to bypass the Address Space Layout
Radomization (ASLR) protection mechanism. (CVE-2014-9419)

Prasad J Pandit reported a flaw in the rock_continue function of the Linux
kernel's ISO 9660 CDROM file system. A local user could exploit this flaw
to cause a denial of service (system crash or hang). (CVE-2014-9420)

A flaw was discovered in the fragment handling of the B.A.T.M.A.N. Advanced
Meshing Protocol in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (mesh-node system crash) via fragmented
packets. (CVE-2014-9428)

A race condition was discovered in the Linux kernel's key ring. A local
user could cause a denial of service (memory corruption or panic) or
possibly have unspecified impact via the keyctl commands. (CVE-2014-9529)

A memory leak was discovered in the ISO 9660 CDROM file system when parsing
rock ridge ER records. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain
sensitive information from kernel memory via a crafted iso9660 image.
(CVE-2014-9584)

A flaw was discovered in the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) of
the Virtual Dynamically linked Shared Objects (vDSO) location. This flaw
makes it easier for a local user to bypass the ASLR protection mechanism.
(CVE-2014-9585)

Dmitry Chernenkov discovered a buffer overflow in eCryptfs' encrypted file
name decoding. A local unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or potentially gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2014-9683)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic 3.13.0-46.75
linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic-lpae 3.13.0-46.75
linux-image-3.13.0-46-lowlatency 3.13.0-46.75
linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc-e500 3.13.0-46.75
linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc-e500mc 3.13.0-46.75
linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc-smp 3.13.0-46.75
linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc64-emb 3.13.0-46.75
linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc64-smp 3.13.0-46.75

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. If
you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
perform this as well.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2516-1
CVE-2014-8133, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-8559, CVE-2014-8989,
CVE-2014-9419, CVE-2014-9420, CVE-2014-9428, CVE-2014-9529,
CVE-2014-9584, CVE-2014-9585, CVE-2014-9683, CVE-2015-0239

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.13.0-46.75
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