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USN-3658-1: procps-ng vulnerabilities

It was discovered that the procps-ng top utility incorrectly read its configuration file from the current working directory. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges. (CVE-2018-1122) It was discovered that the procps-ng ps tool incorrectly handled memory. A local user could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of…

23 May 2018 | ubuntu-18.04-lts, ubuntu-17.10, ubuntu-16.04-lts, ubuntu-14.04-lts

USN-3657-1: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities

It was discovered that the netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict observations of netlink messages to the appropriate net namespace. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel netlink traffic). (CVE-2017-17449) Tuba Yavuz discovered that a double-free error existed in the USBTV007 driver of…

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-17.10

USN-3656-1: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2, Snapdragon) vulnerabilities

Tuba Yavuz discovered that a double-free error existed in the USBTV007 driver of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17975) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the F2FS implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could…

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-16.04-lts

USN-3655-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

USN-3655-1 fixed vulnerabilities and added mitigations in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may…

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-12.04-esm

USN-3655-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may allow unauthorized memory reads via a sidechannel attack. This flaw is known as Spectre Variant 4. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2018-3639) Jan H. Schönherr discovered that…

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-14.04-lts

USN-3654-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities

USN-3654-1 fixed vulnerabilities and added mitigations in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may…

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-14.04-lts

USN-3654-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may allow unauthorized memory reads via a sidechannel attack. This flaw is known as Spectre Variant 4. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2018-3639) Tuba Yavuz discovered that a…

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-16.04-lts

USN-3653-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities

USN-3653-1 fixed vulnerabilities and added mitigations in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.10. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 17.10 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may allow…

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-16.04-lts

USN-3653-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may allow unauthorized memory reads via a sidechannel attack. This flaw is known as Spectre Variant 4. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2018-3639) It was discovered that the…

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-17.10

USN-3652-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

Jann Horn and Ken Johnson discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution of a memory read may allow unauthorized memory reads via a sidechannel attack. This flaw is known as Spectre Variant 4. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory.

22 May 2018 | ubuntu-18.04-lts