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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6653-3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6653-3
Posted Mar 1, 2024
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 6653-3 - It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ATM subsystem of the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. It was discovered that a race condition existed in the AppleTalk networking subsystem of the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. 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-2023-51780, CVE-2023-51781, CVE-2023-6915, CVE-2024-0565, CVE-2024-0646
SHA-256 | 60fb5270aaf03325ad43e2f4dacecf3881635fbb18b2fa28485adf10dae290b5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6653-3

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6653-3
February 29, 2024

linux-lowlatency 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-lowlatency: Linux low latency kernel

Details:

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ATM (Asynchronous
Transfer Mode) subsystem of the Linux kernel, 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-2023-51780)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the AppleTalk networking
subsystem of the Linux kernel, 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-2023-51781)

Zhenghan Wang discovered that the generic ID allocator implementation in
the Linux kernel did not properly check for null bitmap when releasing IDs.
A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-6915)

Robert Morris discovered that the CIFS network file system implementation
in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain server commands
fields, leading to an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. An attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly expose
sensitive information. (CVE-2024-0565)

Jann Horn discovered that the TLS subsystem in the Linux kernel did not
properly handle spliced messages, 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-2024-0646)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
linux-image-5.15.0-97-lowlatency 5.15.0-97.107
linux-image-5.15.0-97-lowlatency-64k 5.15.0-97.107
linux-image-lowlatency 5.15.0.97.95
linux-image-lowlatency-64k 5.15.0.97.95

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-6653-3
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6653-1
CVE-2023-51780, CVE-2023-51781, CVE-2023-6915, CVE-2024-0565,
CVE-2024-0646

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lowlatency/5.15.0-97.107

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