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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4211-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4211-1
Posted Dec 3, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4211-1 - Zhipeng Xie discovered that an infinite loop could be triggered in the CFS Linux kernel process scheduler. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. Nicolas Waisman discovered that the WiFi driver stack in the Linux kernel did not properly validate SSID lengths. A physically proximate 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-2018-20784, CVE-2019-17075, CVE-2019-17133
MD5 | c3d12483858f3736b29e481ef759a4b9

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4211-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4211-1
December 03, 2019

linux, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon
vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel
- linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-raspi2: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2
- linux-snapdragon: Linux kernel for Snapdragon processors

Details:

Zhipeng Xie discovered that an infinite loop could be triggered in the CFS
Linux kernel process scheduler. A local attacker could possibly use this to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-20784)

Nicolas Waisman discovered that the WiFi driver stack in the Linux kernel
did not properly validate SSID lengths. A physically proximate attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2019-17133)

Nicolas Waisman discovered that the Chelsio T4/T5 RDMA Driver for the Linux
kernel performed DMA from a kernel stack. A local attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-17075)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.4.0-1063-kvm 4.4.0-1063.70
linux-image-4.4.0-1099-aws 4.4.0-1099.110
linux-image-4.4.0-1126-raspi2 4.4.0-1126.135
linux-image-4.4.0-1130-snapdragon 4.4.0-1130.138
linux-image-4.4.0-170-generic 4.4.0-170.199
linux-image-4.4.0-170-generic-lpae 4.4.0-170.199
linux-image-4.4.0-170-lowlatency 4.4.0-170.199
linux-image-4.4.0-170-powerpc-e500mc 4.4.0-170.199
linux-image-4.4.0-170-powerpc-smp 4.4.0-170.199
linux-image-4.4.0-170-powerpc64-emb 4.4.0-170.199
linux-image-4.4.0-170-powerpc64-smp 4.4.0-170.199
linux-image-aws 4.4.0.1099.103
linux-image-generic 4.4.0.170.178
linux-image-generic-lpae 4.4.0.170.178
linux-image-kvm 4.4.0.1063.63
linux-image-lowlatency 4.4.0.170.178
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc 4.4.0.170.178
linux-image-powerpc-smp 4.4.0.170.178
linux-image-powerpc64-emb 4.4.0.170.178
linux-image-powerpc64-smp 4.4.0.170.178
linux-image-raspi2 4.4.0.1126.126
linux-image-snapdragon 4.4.0.1130.122
linux-image-virtual 4.4.0.170.178

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/4211-1
CVE-2018-20784, CVE-2019-17075, CVE-2019-17133

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.4.0-170.199
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.4.0-1099.110
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.4.0-1063.70
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.4.0-1126.135
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.4.0-1130.138

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