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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5802-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5802-1
Posted Jan 13, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5802-1 - It was discovered that the NFSD implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle some RPC messages, leading to a buffer overflow. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. Tamás Koczka discovered that the Bluetooth L2CAP handshake implementation in the Linux kernel contained multiple use-after-free vulnerabilities. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, overflow, arbitrary, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2022-3643, CVE-2022-42896, CVE-2022-43945, CVE-2022-45934
SHA-256 | 34428fdea7c82ae5cc1b2570fe09a946f45222b5e8de50755c8c2bd32c0ca4ff

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5802-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5802-1
January 12, 2023

linux, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-lts-xenial: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Xenial for Trusty

Details:

It was discovered that the NFSD implementation in the Linux kernel did not
properly handle some RPC messages, leading to a buffer overflow. A remote
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-43945)

Tamás Koczka discovered that the Bluetooth L2CAP handshake implementation
in the Linux kernel contained multiple use-after-free vulnerabilities. A
physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-42896)

It was discovered that the Xen netback driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly handle packets structured in certain ways. An attacker in a guest
VM could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (host NIC
availability). (CVE-2022-3643)

It was discovered that an integer overflow vulnerability existed in the
Bluetooth subsystem in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2022-45934)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
linux-image-4.4.0-1116-kvm 4.4.0-1116.126
linux-image-4.4.0-236-generic 4.4.0-236.270
linux-image-4.4.0-236-lowlatency 4.4.0-236.270
linux-image-generic 4.4.0.236.242
linux-image-generic-lts-xenial 4.4.0.236.242
linux-image-kvm 4.4.0.1116.113
linux-image-lowlatency 4.4.0.236.242
linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial 4.4.0.236.242
linux-image-virtual 4.4.0.236.242
linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial 4.4.0.236.242

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
linux-image-4.4.0-1115-aws 4.4.0-1115.121
linux-image-4.4.0-236-generic 4.4.0-236.270~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-236-lowlatency 4.4.0-236.270~14.04.1
linux-image-aws 4.4.0.1115.112
linux-image-generic-lts-xenial 4.4.0.236.205
linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial 4.4.0.236.205
linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial 4.4.0.236.205

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-5802-1
CVE-2022-3643, CVE-2022-42896, CVE-2022-43945, CVE-2022-45934
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