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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2681-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2681-1
Posted Jul 23, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2681-1 - A flaw was discovered in the user space memory copying for the pipe iovecs in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially escalate their privileges. A flaw was discovered in the kvm (kernel virtual machine) subsystem's kvm_apic_has_events function. A unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-1805, CVE-2015-4692, CVE-2015-4700, CVE-2015-5364, CVE-2015-5366
SHA-256 | ff3d9b87245aa7a7be470860e38a4c3db83869527facf2395999f9c0ee992785

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2681-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2681-1
July 23, 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 user space memory copying for the pipe iovecs
in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially escalate their
privileges. (CVE-2015-1805)

A flaw was discovered in the kvm (kernel virtual machine) subsystem's
kvm_apic_has_events function. A unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4692)

Daniel Borkmann reported a kernel crash in the Linux kernel's BPF filter
JIT optimization. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4700)

A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles invalid UDP
checksums. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service using a flood of UDP packets with invalid checksums.
(CVE-2015-5364)

A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles invalid UDP
checksums. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service against
applications that use epoll by injecting a single packet with an invalid
checksum. (CVE-2015-5366)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-3.13.0-58-generic 3.13.0-58.97
linux-image-3.13.0-58-generic-lpae 3.13.0-58.97
linux-image-3.13.0-58-lowlatency 3.13.0-58.97
linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc-e500 3.13.0-58.97
linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc-e500mc 3.13.0-58.97
linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc-smp 3.13.0-58.97
linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc64-emb 3.13.0-58.97
linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc64-smp 3.13.0-58.97

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-2681-1
CVE-2015-1805, CVE-2015-4692, CVE-2015-4700, CVE-2015-5364,
CVE-2015-5366

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.13.0-58.97


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