USN-3419-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3419-1
18th September, 2017
linux, linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 17.04
Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
- linux - Linux kernel
- linux-raspi2 - Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2
It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Bluetooth stack of
the Linux kernel when handling L2CAP configuration responses. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the Broadcom FullMAC
WLAN driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 17.04:
- linux-image-generic 22.214.171.124.35
- linux-image-4.10.0-35-generic 4.10.0-35.39
- linux-image-4.10.0-35-lowlatency 4.10.0-35.39
- linux-image-4.10.0-35-generic-lpae 4.10.0-35.39
- linux-image-generic-lpae 126.96.36.199.35
- linux-image-lowlatency 188.8.131.52.35
- linux-image-raspi2 184.108.40.2068.19
- linux-image-4.10.0-1018-raspi2 4.10.0-1018.21
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.