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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5589-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5589-1
Posted Aug 31, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5589-1 - Asaf Modelevsky discovered that the Intel 10GbE PCI Express Ethernet driver for the Linux kernel performed insufficient control flow management. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the virtual terminal driver in the Linux kernel did not properly handle VGA console font changes, leading to an out-of-bounds write. 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-2021-33061, CVE-2021-33656
SHA-256 | 9316e2d33cdf2aea8d2cb2836eb0939d4282bd276513260c0821cbeaa0326da6

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5589-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5589-1
August 30, 2022

linux, linux-raspi 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: Linux kernel
- linux-raspi: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi systems

Details:

Asaf Modelevsky discovered that the Intel(R) 10GbE PCI Express (ixgbe)
Ethernet driver for the Linux kernel performed insufficient control flow
management. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial
of service. (CVE-2021-33061)

It was discovered that the virtual terminal driver in the Linux kernel
did not properly handle VGA console font changes, leading to an
out-of-bounds write. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2021-33656)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
linux-image-5.4.0-1069-raspi 5.4.0-1069.79
linux-image-5.4.0-125-generic 5.4.0-125.141
linux-image-5.4.0-125-generic-lpae 5.4.0-125.141
linux-image-5.4.0-125-lowlatency 5.4.0-125.141
linux-image-generic 5.4.0.125.126
linux-image-generic-lpae 5.4.0.125.126
linux-image-lowlatency 5.4.0.125.126
linux-image-oem 5.4.0.125.126
linux-image-oem-osp1 5.4.0.125.126
linux-image-raspi 5.4.0.1069.102
linux-image-raspi2 5.4.0.1069.102
linux-image-virtual 5.4.0.125.126

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-5589-1
CVE-2021-33061, CVE-2021-33656

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/5.4.0-125.141
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi/5.4.0-1069.79
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