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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3419-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3419-2
Posted Sep 18, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3419-2 - USN-3419-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-7541
MD5 | fa369a196a24f47e3a1a80466702ae48

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3419-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3419-2
September 18, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-hwe: Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel

Details:

USN-3419-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.04.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware
Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 17.04 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of
the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2017-1000251)

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Broadcom FullMAC
WLAN driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-7541)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.10.0-35-generic 4.10.0-35.39~16.04.1
linux-image-4.10.0-35-generic-lpae 4.10.0-35.39~16.04.1
linux-image-4.10.0-35-lowlatency 4.10.0-35.39~16.04.1
linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 4.10.0.35.37
linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04 4.10.0.35.37
linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04 4.10.0.35.37

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://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3419-2
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3419-1
CVE-2017-1000251, CVE-2017-7541

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe/4.10.0-35.39~16.04.1

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