USN-3343-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

29 June 2017

linux vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

USN 3335-1 fixed a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. However, that fix introduced regressions for some Java applications. This update addresses the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability in the core voltage regulator driver of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-9940)

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the trace subsystem in the Linux kernel. A privileged local attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0605)

Roee Hay discovered that the parallel port printer driver in the Linux kernel did not properly bounds check passed arguments. A local attacker with write access to the kernel command line arguments could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-1000363)

Li Qiang discovered that an integer overflow vulnerability existed in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for VMWare devices in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7294)

It was discovered that a double-free vulnerability existed in the IPv4 stack of the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-8890)

Andrey Konovalov discovered an IPv6 out-of-bounds read error in the Linux kernel’s IPv6 stack. A local attacker could cause a denial of service or potentially other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9074)

Andrey Konovalov discovered a flaw in the handling of inheritance in the Linux kernel’s IPv6 stack. A local user could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service or possibly other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9075)

It was discovered that dccp v6 in the Linux kernel mishandled inheritance. A local attacker could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service or potentially other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9076)

It was discovered that the transmission control protocol (tcp) v6 in the Linux kernel mishandled inheritance. A local attacker could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service or potentially other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9077)

It was discovered that the IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel was performing its over write consistency check after the data was actually overwritten. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-9242)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
linux-image-3.13.0-123-generic - 3.13.0-123.172
linux-image-3.13.0-123-generic-lpae - 3.13.0-123.172
linux-image-3.13.0-123-lowlatency - 3.13.0-123.172
linux-image-3.13.0-123-powerpc-e500 - 3.13.0-123.172
linux-image-3.13.0-123-powerpc-e500mc - 3.13.0-123.172
linux-image-3.13.0-123-powerpc-smp - 3.13.0-123.172
linux-image-3.13.0-123-powerpc64-emb - 3.13.0-123.172
linux-image-3.13.0-123-powerpc64-smp - 3.13.0-123.172
linux-image-generic - 3.13.0.123.133
linux-image-generic-lpae - 3.13.0.123.133
linux-image-lowlatency - 3.13.0.123.133
linux-image-powerpc-e500 - 3.13.0.123.133
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc - 3.13.0.123.133
linux-image-powerpc-smp - 3.13.0.123.133
linux-image-powerpc64-emb - 3.13.0.123.133
linux-image-powerpc64-smp - 3.13.0.123.133

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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