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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3698-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3698-1
Posted Jul 2, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3698-1 - It was discovered that the nested KVM implementation in the Linux kernel in some situations did not properly prevent second level guests from reading and writing the hardware CR8 register. A local attacker in a guest could use this to cause a denial of service. Fan Wu, Haoran Qiu, and Shixiong Zhao discovered that the associative array implementation in the Linux kernel sometimes did not properly handle adding a new entry. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12154, CVE-2017-12193, CVE-2017-15265, CVE-2018-1130, CVE-2018-3665, CVE-2018-5750, CVE-2018-5803, CVE-2018-6927, CVE-2018-7755, CVE-2018-7757
MD5 | 79e62f3c9db29224ec902903f92f2bff

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3698-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3698-1
July 02, 2018

linux 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: Linux kernel

Details:

It was discovered that the nested KVM implementation in the Linux kernel in
some situations did not properly prevent second level guests from reading
and writing the hardware CR8 register. A local attacker in a guest could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-12154)

Fan Wu, Haoran Qiu, and Shixiong Zhao discovered that the associative array
implementation in the Linux kernel sometimes did not properly handle adding
a new entry. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2017-12193)

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)

It was discovered that a null pointer dereference vulnerability existed in
the DCCP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-1130)

Julian Stecklina and Thomas Prescher discovered that FPU register states
(such as MMX, SSE, and AVX registers) which are lazily restored are
potentially vulnerable to a side channel attack. A local attacker could use
this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-3665)

Wang Qize discovered that an information disclosure vulnerability existed
in the SMBus driver for ACPI Embedded Controllers in the Linux kernel. A
local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel
pointer addresses). (CVE-2018-5750)

It was discovered that the SCTP Protocol implementation in the Linux kernel
did not properly validate userspace provided payload lengths in some
situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2018-5803)

It was discovered that an integer overflow error existed in the futex
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-6927)

It was discovered that an information leak vulnerability existed in the
floppy driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-7755)

It was discovered that a memory leak existed in the SAS driver subsystem of
the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2018-7757)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-3.13.0-153-generic 3.13.0-153.203
linux-image-3.13.0-153-generic-lpae 3.13.0-153.203
linux-image-3.13.0-153-lowlatency 3.13.0-153.203
linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc-e500 3.13.0-153.203
linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc-e500mc 3.13.0-153.203
linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc-smp 3.13.0-153.203
linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc64-emb 3.13.0-153.203
linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc64-smp 3.13.0-153.203
linux-image-generic 3.13.0.153.163
linux-image-generic-lpae 3.13.0.153.163
linux-image-lowlatency 3.13.0.153.163
linux-image-powerpc-e500 3.13.0.153.163
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc 3.13.0.153.163
linux-image-powerpc-smp 3.13.0.153.163
linux-image-powerpc64-emb 3.13.0.153.163
linux-image-powerpc64-smp 3.13.0.153.163

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-3698-1
CVE-2017-12154, CVE-2017-12193, CVE-2017-15265, CVE-2018-1130,
CVE-2018-3665, CVE-2018-5750, CVE-2018-5803, CVE-2018-6927,
CVE-2018-7755, CVE-2018-7757

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.13.0-153.203

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