USN-3508-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3508-1
7th December, 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
Mohamed Ghannam discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in
the Netlink subsystem (XFRM) in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16939)
It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly handle copy-on-
write of transparent huge pages. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (application crashes) or possibly gain administrative
Yonggang Guo discovered that a race condition existed in the driver
subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to possibly
gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2017-12146)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 17.04:
- linux-image-4.10.0-42-generic-lpae 4.10.0-42.46
- linux-image-generic-lpae 22.214.171.124.42
- linux-image-4.10.0-42-generic 4.10.0-42.46
- linux-image-4.10.0-1023-raspi2 4.10.0-1023.26
- linux-image-generic 126.96.36.199.42
- linux-image-4.10.0-42-lowlatency 4.10.0-42.46
- linux-image-lowlatency 188.8.131.52.42
- linux-image-raspi2 184.108.40.2063.24
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.