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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5418-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5418-1
Posted May 12, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5418-1 - Ke Sun, Alyssa Milburn, Henrique Kawakami, Emma Benoit, Igor Chervatyuk, Lisa Aichele, and Thais Moreira Hamasaki discovered that the Spectre Variant 2 mitigations for AMD processors on Linux were insufficient in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. Demi Marie Obenour and Simon Gaiser discovered that several Xen para- virtualization device frontends did not properly restrict the access rights of device backends. An attacker could possibly use a malicious Xen backend to gain access to memory pages of a guest VM or cause a denial of service in the guest.

tags | advisory, denial of service, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2021-26401, CVE-2022-23039, CVE-2022-23040, CVE-2022-24958, CVE-2022-25258, CVE-2022-25375, CVE-2022-26490, CVE-2022-26966, CVE-2022-27223
SHA-256 | 5d59c806b66497edbb6af2992f2ae5cce0fa7a093060f86f2d7fbcd7da204b10

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5418-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5418-1
May 12, 2022

linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-hwe, linux-azure, linux-azure-4.15,
linux-dell300x, linux-gcp, linux-gcp-4.15, linux-hwe, linux-kvm,
linux-oracle, linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

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

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-azure-4.15: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-dell300x: Linux kernel for Dell 300x platforms
- linux-gcp-4.15: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
- linux-snapdragon: Linux kernel for Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
- linux-aws-hwe: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems
- linux-azure: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-gcp: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-hwe: Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel

Details:

Ke Sun, Alyssa Milburn, Henrique Kawakami, Emma Benoit, Igor Chervatyuk,
Lisa Aichele, and Thais Moreira Hamasaki discovered that the Spectre
Variant 2 mitigations for AMD processors on Linux were insufficient
in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose
sensitive information. (CVE-2021-26401)

Demi Marie Obenour and Simon Gaiser discovered that several Xen para-
virtualization device frontends did not properly restrict the access
rights of device backends. An attacker could possibly use a malicious Xen
backend to gain access to memory pages of a guest VM or cause a denial
of service in the guest. (CVE-2022-23036, CVE-2022-23037, CVE-2022-23038,
CVE-2022-23039, CVE-2022-23040, CVE-2022-23042)

It was discovered that the USB Gadget file system interface in the Linux
kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-24958)

It was discovered that the USB gadget subsystem in the Linux kernel did not
properly validate interface descriptor requests. An attacker could possibly
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2022-25258)

It was discovered that the Remote NDIS (RNDIS) USB gadget implementation in
the Linux kernel did not properly validate the size of the RNDIS_MSG_SET
command. An attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive
information (kernel memory). (CVE-2022-25375)

It was discovered that the ST21NFCA NFC driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly validate the size of certain data in EVT_TRANSACTION events. A
physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-26490)

It was discovered that the USB SR9700 ethernet device driver for the
Linux kernel did not properly validate the length of requests from the
device. A physically proximate attacker could possibly use this to expose
sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2022-26966)

It was discovered that the Xilinx USB2 device gadget driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate endpoint indices from the host. A
physically proximate attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash). (CVE-2022-27223)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.15.0-1042-dell300x 4.15.0-1042.47
linux-image-4.15.0-1093-oracle 4.15.0-1093.102
linux-image-4.15.0-1114-kvm 4.15.0-1114.117
linux-image-4.15.0-1122-gcp 4.15.0-1122.136
linux-image-4.15.0-1127-snapdragon 4.15.0-1127.136
linux-image-4.15.0-1128-aws 4.15.0-1128.137
linux-image-4.15.0-1138-azure 4.15.0-1138.151
linux-image-4.15.0-177-generic 4.15.0-177.186
linux-image-4.15.0-177-generic-lpae 4.15.0-177.186
linux-image-4.15.0-177-lowlatency 4.15.0-177.186
linux-image-aws-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1128.131
linux-image-azure-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1138.111
linux-image-dell300x 4.15.0.1042.44
linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1122.141
linux-image-generic 4.15.0.177.166
linux-image-generic-lpae 4.15.0.177.166
linux-image-kvm 4.15.0.1114.110
linux-image-lowlatency 4.15.0.177.166
linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1093.103
linux-image-snapdragon 4.15.0.1127.130
linux-image-virtual 4.15.0.177.166

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
linux-image-4.15.0-1093-oracle 4.15.0-1093.102~16.04.1
linux-image-4.15.0-1122-gcp 4.15.0-1122.136~16.04.1
linux-image-4.15.0-1128-aws-hwe 4.15.0-1128.137~16.04.1
linux-image-4.15.0-1138-azure 4.15.0-1138.151~16.04.1
linux-image-4.15.0-177-generic 4.15.0-177.186~16.04.1
linux-image-4.15.0-177-lowlatency 4.15.0-177.186~16.04.1
linux-image-aws-hwe 4.15.0.1128.118
linux-image-azure 4.15.0.1138.128
linux-image-gcp 4.15.0.1122.123
linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.177.169
linux-image-gke 4.15.0.1122.123
linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.177.169
linux-image-oem 4.15.0.177.169
linux-image-oracle 4.15.0.1093.81
linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.177.169

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
linux-image-4.15.0-1138-azure 4.15.0-1138.151~14.04.1
linux-image-azure 4.15.0.1138.110

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-5418-1
CVE-2021-26401, CVE-2022-23036, CVE-2022-23037, CVE-2022-23038,
CVE-2022-23039, CVE-2022-23040, CVE-2022-23042, CVE-2022-24958,
CVE-2022-25258, CVE-2022-25375, CVE-2022-26490, CVE-2022-26966,
CVE-2022-27223

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-177.186
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1128.137
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1138.151
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-dell300x/4.15.0-1042.47
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1122.136
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1114.117
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1093.102
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1127.136
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