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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5596-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5596-1
Posted Sep 5, 2022
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5596-1 - 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 framebuffer driver on the Linux kernel did not verify size limits when changing font or screen size, 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-2021-33655
SHA-256 | 9717fd4e1b6daa46b6a95f20260d473f01dc55fdd2063c76cfd161c3f60376fd

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5596-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5596-1
September 02, 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:

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 framebuffer driver on the Linux kernel did
not verify size limits when changing font or screen size, 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-2021-33655)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
linux-image-5.17.0-1016-oem 5.17.0-1016.17
linux-image-oem-22.04 5.17.0.1016.15
linux-image-oem-22.04a 5.17.0.1016.15

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-5596-1
CVE-2021-33061, CVE-2021-33655

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oem-5.17/5.17.0-1016.17
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