exploit the possibilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2690-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2690-1
Posted Jul 29, 2015
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2690-1 - Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of nested NMIs (non-maskable interrupts). An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially escalate their privileges. Colin King discovered a flaw in the add_key function of the Linux kernel's keyring subsystem. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-1333, CVE-2015-3290, CVE-2015-3291, CVE-2015-5157
MD5 | 30be3b7ca7aa31a9bd64389038eb069d

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2690-1

Change Mirror Download
============================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2690-1
July 28, 2015

linux-lts-vivid vulnerabilities
============================================================================

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-lts-vivid: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Vivid

Details:

Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of nested
NMIs (non-maskable interrupts). An unprivileged local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially
escalate their privileges. (CVE-2015-3290)

Colin King discovered a flaw in the add_key function of the Linux kernel's
keyring subsystem. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial
of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2015-1333)

Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw that allows user to cause the Linux
kernel to ignore some NMIs (non-maskable interrupts). A local unprivileged
user could exploit this flaw to potentially cause the system to miss
important NMIs resulting in unspecified effects. (CVE-2015-3291)

Andy Lutomirski and Petr Matousek discovered that an NMI (non-maskable
interrupt) that interrupts userspace and encounters an IRET fault is
incorrectly handled by the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel OOPs), corruption,
or potentially escalate privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-5157)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-3.19.0-25-generic 3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1
linux-image-3.19.0-25-generic-lpae 3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1
linux-image-3.19.0-25-lowlatency 3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1
linux-image-3.19.0-25-powerpc-e500mc 3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1
linux-image-3.19.0-25-powerpc-smp 3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1
linux-image-3.19.0-25-powerpc64-emb 3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1
linux-image-3.19.0-25-powerpc64-smp 3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1

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-2690-1
CVE-2015-1333, CVE-2015-3290, CVE-2015-3291, CVE-2015-5157

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-vivid/3.19.0-25.26~14.04.1

Comments

RSS Feed Subscribe to this comment feed

No comments yet, be the first!

Login or Register to post a comment

File Archive:

January 2019

  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • 1
    Jan 1st
    15 Files
  • 2
    Jan 2nd
    15 Files
  • 3
    Jan 3rd
    11 Files
  • 4
    Jan 4th
    1 Files
  • 5
    Jan 5th
    2 Files
  • 6
    Jan 6th
    5 Files
  • 7
    Jan 7th
    24 Files
  • 8
    Jan 8th
    15 Files
  • 9
    Jan 9th
    16 Files
  • 10
    Jan 10th
    22 Files
  • 11
    Jan 11th
    17 Files
  • 12
    Jan 12th
    3 Files
  • 13
    Jan 13th
    2 Files
  • 14
    Jan 14th
    18 Files
  • 15
    Jan 15th
    30 Files
  • 16
    Jan 16th
    0 Files
  • 17
    Jan 17th
    0 Files
  • 18
    Jan 18th
    0 Files
  • 19
    Jan 19th
    0 Files
  • 20
    Jan 20th
    0 Files
  • 21
    Jan 21st
    0 Files
  • 22
    Jan 22nd
    0 Files
  • 23
    Jan 23rd
    0 Files
  • 24
    Jan 24th
    0 Files
  • 25
    Jan 25th
    0 Files
  • 26
    Jan 26th
    0 Files
  • 27
    Jan 27th
    0 Files
  • 28
    Jan 28th
    0 Files
  • 29
    Jan 29th
    0 Files
  • 30
    Jan 30th
    0 Files
  • 31
    Jan 31st
    0 Files

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2019 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close