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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4254-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4254-1
Posted Jan 28, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4254-1 - It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly clear data structures on context switches for certain Intel graphics processors. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Virtual Video Test Driver in the Linux kernel. An attacker with write access to /dev/video0 on a system with the vivid module loaded could possibly use this to gain administrative privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-14615, CVE-2019-15291, CVE-2019-18683, CVE-2019-18885, CVE-2019-19057, CVE-2019-19062, CVE-2019-19063, CVE-2019-19227, CVE-2019-19332
MD5 | 897b5af454c7bd1c524507330aa6f2df

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4254-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4254-1
January 28, 2020

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:

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly clear data
structures on context switches for certain Intel graphics processors. A
local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2019-14615)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Virtual Video Test
Driver in the Linux kernel. An attacker with write access to /dev/video0 on
a system with the vivid module loaded could possibly use this to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2019-18683)

It was discovered that the btrfs file system in the Linux kernel did not
properly validate metadata, leading to a NULL pointer dereference. An
attacker could use this to specially craft a file system image that, when
mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-18885)

It was discovered that multiple memory leaks existed in the Marvell WiFi-Ex
Driver for the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to
cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19057)

It was discovered that the crypto subsystem in the Linux kernel did not
properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion).
(CVE-2019-19062)

It was discovered that the Realtek rtlwifi USB device driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A
local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (kernel
memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19063)

Dan Carpenter discovered that the AppleTalk networking subsystem of the
Linux kernel did not properly handle certain error conditions, leading to a
NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-19227)

It was discovered that the KVM hypervisor implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle ioctl requests to get emulated CPUID
features. An attacker with access to /dev/kvm could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-19332)

It was discovered that the B2C2 FlexCop USB device driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly validate device metadata. A physically proximate
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2019-15291)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.4.0-1065-kvm 4.4.0-1065.72
linux-image-4.4.0-1101-aws 4.4.0-1101.112
linux-image-4.4.0-1128-raspi2 4.4.0-1128.137
linux-image-4.4.0-1132-snapdragon 4.4.0-1132.140
linux-image-4.4.0-173-generic 4.4.0-173.203
linux-image-4.4.0-173-generic-lpae 4.4.0-173.203
linux-image-4.4.0-173-lowlatency 4.4.0-173.203
linux-image-4.4.0-173-powerpc-e500mc 4.4.0-173.203
linux-image-4.4.0-173-powerpc-smp 4.4.0-173.203
linux-image-4.4.0-173-powerpc64-emb 4.4.0-173.203
linux-image-4.4.0-173-powerpc64-smp 4.4.0-173.203
linux-image-aws 4.4.0.1101.105
linux-image-generic 4.4.0.173.181
linux-image-generic-lpae 4.4.0.173.181
linux-image-kvm 4.4.0.1065.65
linux-image-lowlatency 4.4.0.173.181
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc 4.4.0.173.181
linux-image-powerpc-smp 4.4.0.173.181
linux-image-powerpc64-emb 4.4.0.173.181
linux-image-powerpc64-smp 4.4.0.173.181
linux-image-raspi2 4.4.0.1128.128
linux-image-snapdragon 4.4.0.1132.124
linux-image-virtual 4.4.0.173.181

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/4254-1
CVE-2019-14615, CVE-2019-15291, CVE-2019-18683, CVE-2019-18885,
CVE-2019-19057, CVE-2019-19062, CVE-2019-19063, CVE-2019-19227,
CVE-2019-19332

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.4.0-173.203
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.4.0-1101.112
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.4.0-1065.72
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.4.0-1128.137
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.4.0-1132.140

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