USN-3445-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities
11 October 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
- linux-lts-trusty - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty for Precise ESM
USN-3445-1 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.
Eyal Itkin discovered that the IP over IEEE 1394 (FireWire) implementation in the Linux kernel contained a buffer overflow when handling fragmented packets. A remote attacker could use this to possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-8633)
Andrey Konovalov discovered that a divide-by-zero error existed in the TCP stack implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-14106)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
- linux-image-3.13.0-133-generic - 3.13.0-133.182~precise1
- linux-image-3.13.0-133-generic-lpae - 3.13.0-133.182~precise1
- linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty - 188.8.131.52.123
- linux-image-generic-lts-trusty - 184.108.40.206.123
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.