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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6187-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6187-1
Posted Jun 23, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6187-1 - William Zhao discovered that the Traffic Control subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle network packet retransmission in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. It was discovered that the TUN/TAP driver in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize socket data. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2022-4269, CVE-2023-1076, CVE-2023-1077, CVE-2023-1079, CVE-2023-1670, CVE-2023-1859, CVE-2023-1998, CVE-2023-25012, CVE-2023-2985
SHA-256 | 89823737d37fd6db3070e194a86809b3c820df253fef685096a594196fd7d2d3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6187-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6187-1
June 22, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 22.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-ibm: Linux kernel for IBM cloud systems

Details:

William Zhao discovered that the Traffic Control (TC) subsystem in the
Linux kernel did not properly handle network packet retransmission in
certain situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (kernel deadlock). (CVE-2022-4269)

It was discovered that the TUN/TAP driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly initialize socket data. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2023-1076)

It was discovered that the Real-Time Scheduling Class implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a type confusion vulnerability in some situations. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2023-1077)

It was discovered that the ASUS HID driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly handle device removal, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability.
A local attacker with physical access could plug in a specially crafted USB
device to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2023-1079)

It was discovered that the Xircom PCMCIA network device driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle device removal events. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-1670)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Xen transport layer
implementation for the 9P file system protocol in the Linux kernel, leading
to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause
a denial of service (guest crash) or expose sensitive information (guest
kernel memory). (CVE-2023-1859)

Jose Oliveira and Rodrigo Branco discovered that the Spectre Variant 2
mitigations with prctl syscall were insufficient in some situations. A
local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2023-1998)

It was discovered that the BigBen Interactive Kids' gamepad driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly handle device removal, leading to a use-
after-free vulnerability. A local attacker with physical access could plug
in a specially crafted USB device to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-25012)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the HFS+
file system implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2023-2985)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.10:
linux-image-5.19.0-1024-ibm 5.19.0-1024.26
linux-image-ibm 5.19.0.1024.21

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-6187-1
CVE-2022-4269, CVE-2023-1076, CVE-2023-1077, CVE-2023-1079,
CVE-2023-1670, CVE-2023-1859, CVE-2023-1998, CVE-2023-25012,
CVE-2023-2985

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ibm/5.19.0-1024.26

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