Twenty Year Anniversary

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0035-1

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0035-1
Posted Feb 23, 2018
Authored by Benjamin M. Romer

On February 22, fixes for CVE-2017-5715 were released into the Ubuntu Xenial kernel version 4.4.0-116.140. This CVE, also known as "Spectre," is caused by flaws in the design of speculative execution hardware in the computer's CPU, and could be used to access sensitive information in kernel memory.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-5715
MD5 | 95a67778ff266fb5d137537edcd1a426

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0035-1

Change Mirror Download
==========================================================================
Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0035-1
February 22, 2018

linux vulnerability
==========================================================================

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu:

| Series | Base kernel | Arch | flavors |
|------------------+--------------+----------+------------------|
| Ubuntu 16.04 LTS | 4.4.0 | amd64 | generic |
| Ubuntu 16.04 LTS | 4.4.0 | amd64 | lowlatency |
| Ubuntu 14.04 LTS | 4.4.0 | amd64 | generic |
| Ubuntu 14.04 LTS | 4.4.0 | amd64 | lowlatency |

Summary:

On February 22, fixes for CVE-2017-5715 were released into the Ubuntu Xenial
kernel version 4.4.0-116.140. This CVE, also known as "Spectre," is caused
by flaws in the design of speculative execution hardware in the computer's
CPU, and could be used to access sensitive information in kernel memory.

The mitigation for "Spectre" is accomplished using retpoline, a new compiler
feature that prevents speculation when an indirect call is made. Unfortunately,
it is not possible to generate a livepatch when a compiler change is required
by a fix, as livepatches must be generated with the same compiler as the
target kernel. Please plan to reboot into kernel version 4.4.0-116.140 or
newer as soon as possible.

Additional details on the vulnerability and our response can be found here:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SecurityTeam/KnowledgeBase/SpectreAndMeltdown

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by installing an updated kernel with these
fixes and rebooting.

References:
CVE-2017-5715

--
ubuntu-security-announce mailing list
ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com
Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce

Comments

RSS Feed Subscribe to this comment feed

No comments yet, be the first!

Login or Register to post a comment

Want To Donate?


Bitcoin: 18PFeCVLwpmaBuQqd5xAYZ8bZdvbyEWMmU

File Archive:

May 2018

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

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2018 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close