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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5529-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5529-1
Posted Jul 21, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5529-1 - It was discovered that the Atheros ath9k wireless device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly handle some error conditions, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Yongkang Jia discovered that the KVM hypervisor implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle guest TLB mapping invalidation requests in some situations. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service in the host OS.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2022-1652, CVE-2022-1679, CVE-2022-1789, CVE-2022-1852, CVE-2022-1973, CVE-2022-2078, CVE-2022-21123, CVE-2022-21125, CVE-2022-21166
SHA-256 | 900c9467490b73751623ae9022791a89235180da8de86cdb02eda9d2d8d16654

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5529-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5529-1
July 21, 2022

linux-oem-5.17 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-oem-5.17: Linux kernel for OEM systems

Details:

It was discovered that the Atheros ath9k wireless device driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly handle some error conditions, leading to 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-2022-1679)

Yongkang Jia discovered that the KVM hypervisor implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle guest TLB mapping invalidation requests in
some situations. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) in the host OS. (CVE-2022-1789)

Qiuhao Li, Gaoning Pan, and Yongkang Jia discovered that the KVM hypervisor
implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle an illegal
instruction in a guest, resulting in a null pointer dereference. An
attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash) in the host OS. (CVE-2022-1852)

Gerald Lee discovered that the NTFS file system implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle certain error conditions, leading to a use-
after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2022-1973)

It was discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel
contained a buffer overflow in certain situations. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-2078)

It was discovered that some Intel processors did not completely perform
cleanup actions on multi-core shared buffers. A local attacker could
possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2022-21123)

It was discovered that some Intel processors did not completely perform
cleanup actions on microarchitectural fill buffers. A local attacker could
possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2022-21125)

It was discovered that some Intel processors did not properly perform
cleanup during specific special register write operations. A local attacker
could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2022-21166)

It was discovered that the virtio RPMSG bus driver in the Linux kernel
contained a double-free vulnerability in certain error conditions. A local
attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2022-34494, CVE-2022-34495)

Minh Yuan discovered that the floppy disk driver in the Linux kernel
contained a race condition, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A
local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash) or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-1652)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
linux-image-5.17.0-1013-oem 5.17.0-1013.14
linux-image-oem-22.04 5.17.0.1013.12
linux-image-oem-22.04a 5.17.0.1013.12

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-5529-1
CVE-2022-1652, CVE-2022-1679, CVE-2022-1789, CVE-2022-1852,
CVE-2022-1973, CVE-2022-2078, CVE-2022-21123, CVE-2022-21125,
CVE-2022-21166, CVE-2022-34494, CVE-2022-34495

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oem-5.17/5.17.0-1013.14
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