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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3620-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3620-2
Posted Apr 5, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3620-2 - USN-3620-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-11089, CVE-2017-12762, CVE-2017-17448, CVE-2017-17741, CVE-2017-17805, CVE-2017-17807, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2018-1000026, CVE-2018-5332
MD5 | ec75abebcf0b7cadfae002c5506f6aab

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3620-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3620-2
April 05, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-lts-trusty: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty for Precise ESM

Details:

USN-3620-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu
12.04 ESM.

Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution
and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel
attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5715)

It was discovered that the netlink 802.11 configuration interface in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate some attributes passed from
userspace. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN privilege could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-11089)

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the ioctl handling code
in the ISDN subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-12762)

It was discovered that the netfilter component of the Linux did not
properly restrict access to the connection tracking helpers list. A local
attacker could use this to bypass intended access restrictions.
(CVE-2017-17448)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel
contained an out-of-bounds read when handling memory-mapped I/O. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-17741)

It was discovered that the Salsa20 encryption algorithm implementations in
the Linux kernel did not properly handle zero-length inputs. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-17805)

It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly check permissions when a key request was performed on a
task's default keyring. A local attacker could use this to add keys to
unauthorized keyrings. (CVE-2017-17807)

It was discovered that the Broadcom NetXtremeII ethernet driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate Generic Segment Offload (GSO) packet
sizes. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (interface
unavailability). (CVE-2018-1000026)

It was discovered that the Reliable Datagram Socket (RDS) implementation in
the Linux kernel contained an out-of-bounds write during RDMA page
allocation. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5332)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
linux-image-3.13.0-144-generic 3.13.0-144.193~precise1
linux-image-3.13.0-144-generic-lpae 3.13.0-144.193~precise1
linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty 3.13.0.144.135
linux-image-generic-lts-trusty 3.13.0.144.135

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://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3620-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3620-1
CVE-2017-11089, CVE-2017-12762, CVE-2017-17448, CVE-2017-17741,
CVE-2017-17805, CVE-2017-17807, CVE-2017-5715, CVE-2018-1000026,
CVE-2018-5332

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