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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5218-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5218-1
Posted Jan 11, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5218-1 - Nadav Amit discovered that the hugetlb implementation in the Linux kernel did not perform TLB flushes under certain conditions. A local attacker could use this to leak or alter data from other processes that use huge pages. It was discovered that the eBPF implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate the memory size of certain ring buffer operation arguments. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2021-20321, CVE-2021-3760, CVE-2021-4002, CVE-2021-41864, CVE-2021-43056, CVE-2021-43267, CVE-2021-43389
SHA-256 | f90f83bbcd246c8d673aa082579a0c09cd5de90a6bc0cee2d59e2eed594b9e9a

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5218-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5218-1
January 11, 2022

linux-oem-5.13 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-oem-5.13: Linux kernel for OEM systems

Details:

Nadav Amit discovered that the hugetlb implementation in the Linux kernel
did not perform TLB flushes under certain conditions. A local attacker
could use this to leak or alter data from other processes that use huge
pages. (CVE-2021-4002)

It was discovered that the eBPF implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate the memory size of certain ring buffer operation
arguments. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (LP: #1956585)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the overlay file system
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2021-20321)

It was discovered that the NFC subsystem in the Linux kernel contained a
use-after-free vulnerability in its NFC Controller Interface (NCI)
implementation. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3760)

It was discovered that an integer overflow could be triggered in the eBPF
implementation in the Linux kernel when preallocating objects for stack
maps. A privileged local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-41864)

It was discovered that the KVM implementation for POWER8 processors in the
Linux kernel did not properly keep track if a wakeup event could be
resolved by a guest. An attacker in a guest VM could possibly use this to
cause a denial of service (host OS crash). (CVE-2021-43056)

It was discovered that the TIPC Protocol implementation in the Linux kernel
did not properly validate MSG_CRYPTO messages in some situations. An
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43267)

It was discovered that the ISDN CAPI implementation in the Linux kernel
contained a race condition in certain situations that could trigger an
array out-of-bounds bug. A privileged local attacker could possibly use
this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2021-43389)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
linux-image-5.13.0-1026-oem 5.13.0-1026.32
linux-image-oem-20.04c 5.13.0.1026.29

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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5218-1
CVE-2021-20321, CVE-2021-3760, CVE-2021-4002, CVE-2021-41864,
CVE-2021-43056, CVE-2021-43267, CVE-2021-43389,
https://launchpad.net/bugs/1956585

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oem-5.13/5.13.0-1026.32
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