USN-3206-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

22 February 2017

linux, linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

  • linux - Linux kernel
  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the block device layer of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-7910)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the sys_ioprio_get() function in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-7911)

Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2017-6074)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
linux-image-3.2.0-123-generic - 3.2.0-123.166
linux-image-3.2.0-123-generic-pae - 3.2.0-123.166
linux-image-3.2.0-123-highbank - 3.2.0-123.166
linux-image-3.2.0-123-omap - 3.2.0-123.166
linux-image-3.2.0-123-powerpc-smp - 3.2.0-123.166
linux-image-3.2.0-123-powerpc64-smp - 3.2.0-123.166
linux-image-3.2.0-123-virtual - 3.2.0-123.166
linux-image-3.2.0-1501-omap4 - 3.2.0-1501.128
linux-image-generic - 3.2.0.123.138
linux-image-generic-pae - 3.2.0.123.138
linux-image-highbank - 3.2.0.123.138
linux-image-omap - 3.2.0.123.138
linux-image-omap4 - 3.2.0.1501.96
linux-image-powerpc-smp - 3.2.0.123.138
linux-image-powerpc64-smp - 3.2.0.123.138
linux-image-virtual - 3.2.0.123.138

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. 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.

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