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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6537-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6537-1
Posted Dec 7, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6537-1 - Yu Hao discovered that the UBI driver in the Linux kernel did not properly check for MTD with zero erasesize during device attachment. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Lucas Leong discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly validate some attributes passed from userspace. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly expose sensitive information.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2023-31085, CVE-2023-39189, CVE-2023-4244, CVE-2023-42754, CVE-2023-45898, CVE-2023-5090, CVE-2023-5158, CVE-2023-5178, CVE-2023-5345, CVE-2023-5633, CVE-2023-5717
SHA-256 | 8aef40e675ea284f23ed621bd7c35ed99674db45761dbfcf4196b8a01e0ab72e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6537-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6537-1
December 06, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 23.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-gcp: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems

Details:

Yu Hao discovered that the UBI driver in the Linux kernel did not properly
check for MTD with zero erasesize during device attachment. A local
privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-31085)

Lucas Leong discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate some attributes passed from userspace. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2023-39189)

Bien Pham discovered that the netfiler subsystem in the Linux kernel
contained a race condition, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A
local user could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-4244)

Kyle Zeng discovered that the IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle socket buffers (skb) when performing IP routing in
certain circumstances, leading to a null pointer dereference vulnerability.
A privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-42754)

Yikebaer Aizezi discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability when handling inode
extent metadata. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4
file system image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2023-45898)

Maxim Levitsky discovered that the KVM nested virtualization (SVM)
implementation for AMD processors in the Linux kernel did not properly
handle x2AVIC MSRs. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a
denial of service (host kernel crash). (CVE-2023-5090)

Jason Wang discovered that the virtio ring implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle iov buffers in some situations. A local
attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host
system crash). (CVE-2023-5158)

Alon Zahavi discovered that the NVMe-oF/TCP subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly handle queue initialization failures in certain
situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A remote attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5178)

It was discovered that the SMB network file sharing protocol 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 execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2023-5345)

Murray McAllister discovered that the VMware Virtual GPU DRM driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly handle memory objects when storing surfaces,
leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker in a guest VM
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5633)

Budimir Markovic discovered that the perf subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle event groups, leading to an out-of-bounds write
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5717)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
linux-image-6.5.0-1010-gcp 6.5.0-1010.10
linux-image-gcp 6.5.0.1010.10

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-6537-1
CVE-2023-31085, CVE-2023-39189, CVE-2023-4244, CVE-2023-42754,
CVE-2023-45898, CVE-2023-5090, CVE-2023-5158, CVE-2023-5178,
CVE-2023-5345, CVE-2023-5633, CVE-2023-5717

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/6.5.0-1010.10

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