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Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0080-1

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0080-1
Posted Aug 18, 2021
Authored by Benjamin M. Romer

Andy Nguyen discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel contained an out-of-bounds write in its setsockopt() implementation. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux
advisories | CVE-2021-22555
SHA-256 | 4af31b963bddcf331a7037ea35c40e4fbfd445f815d8756856219abad1f16c71

Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0080-1

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Linux kernel vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

- linux - Linux kernel
- 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
- linux-oem - Linux kernel for OEM systems

Details

Andy Nguyen discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel
contained an out-of-bounds write in its setsockopt() implementation. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-22555)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
gcp - 80.1
generic - 80.1
gke - 80.1
gkeop - 80.1
lowlatency - 80.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
generic - 80.1
gke - 80.1
gkeop - 80.1
lowlatency - 80.1
oem - 80.1

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
generic - 80.1
lowlatency - 80.1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
generic - 80.1
lowlatency - 80.1

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 - 4.15.0-1054
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 ESM
linux-aws - 4.4.0-1098
linux-azure - 4.15.0-1063
linux-azure - 4.15.0-1078
linux-hwe - 4.15.0-69
linux - 4.4.0-168

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

References

- CVE-2021-22555



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