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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3849-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3849-2
Posted Dec 21, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3849-2 - USN-3849-1 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. It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the keyring subsystem of the Linux kernel. 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, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-2647, CVE-2018-10902, CVE-2018-12896, CVE-2018-14734, CVE-2018-16276, CVE-2018-18386, CVE-2018-18690, CVE-2018-18710
SHA-256 | bdd2087e5d8c2e6ea3ea9fbd008a48c85005b8014c5200920d37f2ee93426078

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3849-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3849-2
December 20, 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-3849-1 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.

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the keyring
subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-2647)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the raw MIDI driver for
the Linux kernel, leading to a double free vulnerability. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-10902)

It was discovered that an integer overrun vulnerability existed in the
POSIX timers implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-12896)

Noam Rathaus discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the
Infiniband implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-14734)

It was discovered that the YUREX USB device driver for the Linux kernel did
not properly restrict user space reads or writes. A physically proximate
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-16276)

Tetsuo Handa discovered a logic error in the TTY subsystem of the Linux
kernel. A local attacker with access to pseudo terminal devices could use
this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-18386)

Kanda Motohiro discovered that writing extended attributes to an XFS file
system in the Linux kernel in certain situations could cause an error
condition to occur. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2018-18690)

It was discovered that an integer overflow vulnerability existed in the
CDROM driver of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-18710)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
linux-image-3.13.0-164-generic 3.13.0-164.214~precise1
linux-image-3.13.0-164-generic-lpae 3.13.0-164.214~precise1
linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty 3.13.0.164.154
linux-image-generic-lts-trusty 3.13.0.164.154

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-3849-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3849-1
CVE-2017-2647, CVE-2018-10902, CVE-2018-12896, CVE-2018-14734,
CVE-2018-16276, CVE-2018-18386, CVE-2018-18690, CVE-2018-18710
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