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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3485-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3485-2
Posted Nov 20, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3485-2 - USN-3485-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ALSA subsystem of the Linux kernel when creating and deleting a port via ioctl. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-15265, CVE-2017-15299, CVE-2017-15649, CVE-2017-15951, CVE-2017-16525, CVE-2017-16526, CVE-2017-16527, CVE-2017-16529, CVE-2017-16530, CVE-2017-16531, CVE-2017-16533, CVE-2017-16534, CVE-2017-16535
MD5 | 5d93020024e24d68a43b1db5e4571ef0

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3485-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3485-2
November 21, 2017

linux-lts-xenial 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 Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-lts-xenial: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Xenial for Trusty

Details:

USN-3485-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu
14.04 LTS.

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ALSA subsystem of
the Linux kernel when creating and deleting a port via ioctl(). A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15265)

Eric Biggers discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux
kernel did not properly restrict adding a key that already exists but is
uninstantiated. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15299)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the packet fanout
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-15649)

Eric Biggers discovered a race condition in the key management subsystem of
the Linux kernel around keys in a negative state. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15951)

Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the USB
serial console driver in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16525)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the Ultra Wide Band driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly check for an error condition. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16526)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel
contained a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-16527)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate USB audio buffer descriptors. A physically proximate
attacker could use this cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16529)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the USB unattached storage driver in the
Linux kernel contained out-of-bounds error when handling alternative
settings. A physically proximate attacker could use to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16530)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate USB interface association descriptors. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2017-16531)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate USB HID descriptors. A physically proximate attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-16533)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate CDC metadata. A physically proximate attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16534)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the USB subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate USB BOS metadata. A physically proximate attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-16535)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic 4.4.0-101.124~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic-lpae 4.4.0-101.124~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-101-lowlatency 4.4.0-101.124~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc-e500mc 4.4.0-101.124~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc-smp 4.4.0-101.124~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc64-emb 4.4.0-101.124~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc64-smp 4.4.0-101.124~14.04.1
linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial 4.4.0.101.84
linux-image-generic-lts-xenial 4.4.0.101.84
linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial 4.4.0.101.84
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial 4.4.0.101.84
linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial 4.4.0.101.84
linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial 4.4.0.101.84
linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial 4.4.0.101.84

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-3485-2
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3485-1
CVE-2017-15265, CVE-2017-15299, CVE-2017-15649, CVE-2017-15951,
CVE-2017-16525, CVE-2017-16526, CVE-2017-16527, CVE-2017-16529,
CVE-2017-16530, CVE-2017-16531, CVE-2017-16533, CVE-2017-16534,
CVE-2017-16535

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-xenial/4.4.0-101.124~14.04.1

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