USN-2680-1: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities
23 July 2015
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
- linux-lts-trusty - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty
A flaw was discovered in the user space memory copying for the pipe iovecs in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially escalate their privileges. (CVE-2015-1805)
A flaw was discovered in the kvm (kernel virtual machine) subsystem’s kvm_apic_has_events function. A unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4692)
Daniel Borkmann reported a kernel crash in the Linux kernel’s BPF filter JIT optimization. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4700)
A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles invalid UDP checksums. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service using a flood of UDP packets with invalid checksums. (CVE-2015-5364)
A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles invalid UDP checksums. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service against applications that use epoll by injecting a single packet with an invalid checksum. (CVE-2015-5366)
A double free flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel’s path lookup. A local user could cause a denial of service (Oops). (CVE-2015-5706)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- linux-image-3.13.0-58-generic - 3.13.0-58.97~precise1
- linux-image-3.13.0-58-generic-lpae - 3.13.0-58.97~precise1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
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. If you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic, linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform this as well.