what you don't know can hurt you
Home Files News &[SERVICES_TAB]About Contact Add New

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0077-1

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0077-1
Posted May 18, 2021
Authored by Benjamin M. Romer

Vincent Dehors discovered that the shiftfs file system in the Ubuntu Linux kernel did not properly handle faults in copy_from_user() when passing through ioctls to an underlying file system. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) or execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2021-3492
SHA-256 | bdea505eb4fcf592e368d096a5525e292ae2730578fbf547edea57ce828b48fd

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0077-1

Change Mirror Download
Linux kernel vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

- linux - Linux kernel
- linux-aws - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-azure - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-gke - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
- linux-gkeop - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE)
systems

Details

Vincent Dehors discovered that the shiftfs file system in the Ubuntu
Linux kernel did not properly handle faults in copy_from_user() when
passing through ioctls to an underlying file system. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion) or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3492)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your kernel livepatch to the
following versions:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
aws - 77.1
azure - 77.1
gcp - 77.1
generic - 77.1
gke - 77.1
gkeop - 77.1
lowlatency - 77.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
generic - 77.1
gke - 77.1
gkeop - 77.1
lowlatency - 77.1

Support Information

Kernels older than the levels listed below do not receive livepatch
updates. If you are running a kernel version earlier than the one
listed
below, please upgrade your kernel as soon as possible.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
linux-aws - 5.4.0-1009
linux-azure - 5.4.0-1010
linux-gcp - 5.4.0-1009
linux-gke - 5.4.0-1033
linux-gkeop - 5.4.0-1009
linux-oem - 5.4.0-26
linux - 5.4.0-26

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
linux-aws-fips - 4.15.0-2030
linux-aws - 4.15.0-1054
linux-azure-fips - 4.15.0-2012
linux-fips - 4.15.0-1045
linux-gke-4.15 - 4.15.0-1076
linux-gke-5.4 - 5.4.0-1009
linux-gkeop-5.4 - 5.4.0-1007
linux-hwe-5.4 - 5.4.0-26
linux-oem - 4.15.0-1063
linux - 4.15.0-69

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
linux-aws - 4.4.0-1098
linux-azure - 4.15.0-1063
linux-azure - 4.15.0-1078
linux-fips - 4.4.0-1049
linux-hwe - 4.15.0-69
linux - 4.4.0-168

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
linux-lts-xenial - 4.4.0-168

References

- CVE-2021-3492



--
ubuntu-security-announce mailing list
ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com
Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security-announce
Login or Register to add favorites

File Archive:

June 2024

  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • 1
    Jun 1st
    0 Files
  • 2
    Jun 2nd
    0 Files
  • 3
    Jun 3rd
    18 Files
  • 4
    Jun 4th
    21 Files
  • 5
    Jun 5th
    0 Files
  • 6
    Jun 6th
    57 Files
  • 7
    Jun 7th
    6 Files
  • 8
    Jun 8th
    0 Files
  • 9
    Jun 9th
    0 Files
  • 10
    Jun 10th
    12 Files
  • 11
    Jun 11th
    27 Files
  • 12
    Jun 12th
    38 Files
  • 13
    Jun 13th
    16 Files
  • 14
    Jun 14th
    14 Files
  • 15
    Jun 15th
    0 Files
  • 16
    Jun 16th
    0 Files
  • 17
    Jun 17th
    0 Files
  • 18
    Jun 18th
    0 Files
  • 19
    Jun 19th
    0 Files
  • 20
    Jun 20th
    0 Files
  • 21
    Jun 21st
    0 Files
  • 22
    Jun 22nd
    0 Files
  • 23
    Jun 23rd
    0 Files
  • 24
    Jun 24th
    0 Files
  • 25
    Jun 25th
    0 Files
  • 26
    Jun 26th
    0 Files
  • 27
    Jun 27th
    0 Files
  • 28
    Jun 28th
    0 Files
  • 29
    Jun 29th
    0 Files
  • 30
    Jun 30th
    0 Files

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2022 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close