USN-3343-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

29 June 2017

linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description

  • linux-lts-trusty - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty for Precise

Details

USN 3343-1 fixed vulnerabilities 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.

USN 3335-2 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 12.04 ESM
linux-image-3.13.0-123-generic - 3.13.0-123.172~precise1
linux-image-3.13.0-123-generic-lpae - 3.13.0-123.172~precise1
linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty - 3.13.0.123.114
linux-image-generic-lts-trusty - 3.13.0.123.114

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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