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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3753-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3753-2
Posted Aug 24, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3753-2 - USN-3753-1 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 the generic SCSI driver in the Linux kernel did not properly enforce permissions on kernel memory access. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly elevate privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-13168, CVE-2018-10877, CVE-2018-10879, CVE-2018-10881, CVE-2018-12233, CVE-2018-13094, CVE-2018-13405, CVE-2018-13406
MD5 | 234bbf68693ec95d96dfc20c3d73c2de

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3753-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3753-2
August 24, 2018

linux-lts-xenial, linux-aws 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-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-lts-xenial: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Xenial for Trusty

Details:

USN-3753-1 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 the generic SCSI driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly enforce permissions on kernel memory access. A local attacker
could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly elevate
privileges. (CVE-2017-13168)

Wen Xu discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the ext4
filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this
to construct a malicious ext4 image that, when mounted, could cause a
denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-10876, CVE-2018-10879)

Wen Xu discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the ext4 filesystem
implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to construct
a malicious ext4 image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-10877)

Wen Xu discovered that an out-of-bounds write vulnerability existed in the
ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use
this to construct a malicious ext4 image that, when mounted, could cause a
denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-10878, CVE-2018-10882)

Wen Xu discovered that the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly keep meta-data information consistent in some
situations. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4 image
that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-10881)

Shankara Pailoor discovered that the JFS filesystem implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a buffer overflow when handling extended attributes.
A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash)
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-12233)

Wen Xu discovered that the XFS filesystem implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle an error condition with a corrupted xfs
image. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious xfs image that,
when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-13094)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly handle setgid file
creation when performed by a non-member of the group. A local attacker
could use this to gain elevated privileges. (CVE-2018-13405)

Silvio Cesare discovered that the generic VESA frame buffer driver in the
Linux kernel contained an integer overflow. A local attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2018-13406)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.4.0-1028-aws 4.4.0-1028.31
linux-image-4.4.0-134-generic 4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-134-generic-lpae 4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-134-lowlatency 4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-134-powerpc-e500mc 4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-134-powerpc-smp 4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-134-powerpc64-emb 4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-134-powerpc64-smp 4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1
linux-image-aws 4.4.0.1028.28
linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial 4.4.0.134.114
linux-image-generic-lts-xenial 4.4.0.134.114
linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial 4.4.0.134.114
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial 4.4.0.134.114
linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial 4.4.0.134.114
linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial 4.4.0.134.114
linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial 4.4.0.134.114

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-3753-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3753-1
CVE-2017-13168, CVE-2018-10876, CVE-2018-10877, CVE-2018-10878,
CVE-2018-10879, CVE-2018-10881, CVE-2018-10882, CVE-2018-12233,
CVE-2018-13094, CVE-2018-13405, CVE-2018-13406

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.4.0-1028.31
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-xenial/4.4.0-134.160~14.04.1

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