USN-3620-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

5 April 2018

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 ESM

Details

USN-3620-1 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.

Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Spectre. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory. (CVE-2017-5715)

It was discovered that the netlink 802.11 configuration interface in the Linux kernel did not properly validate some attributes passed from userspace. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN privilege could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-11089)

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the ioctl handling code in the ISDN subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-12762)

It was discovered that the netfilter component of the Linux did not properly restrict access to the connection tracking helpers list. A local attacker could use this to bypass intended access restrictions. (CVE-2017-17448)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel contained an out-of-bounds read when handling memory-mapped I/O. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-17741)

It was discovered that the Salsa20 encryption algorithm implementations in the Linux kernel did not properly handle zero-length inputs. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-17805)

It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly check permissions when a key request was performed on a task’s default keyring. A local attacker could use this to add keys to unauthorized keyrings. (CVE-2017-17807)

It was discovered that the Broadcom NetXtremeII ethernet driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate Generic Segment Offload (GSO) packet sizes. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (interface unavailability). (CVE-2018-1000026)

It was discovered that the Reliable Datagram Socket (RDS) implementation in the Linux kernel contained an out-of-bounds write during RDMA page allocation. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5332)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
linux-image-3.13.0-144-generic - 3.13.0-144.193~precise1
linux-image-3.13.0-144-generic-lpae - 3.13.0-144.193~precise1
linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty - 3.13.0.144.135
linux-image-generic-lts-trusty - 3.13.0.144.135

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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