USN-3619-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities




USN-3619-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

linux, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description

  • linux – Linux kernel
  • linux-aws – Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
  • linux-kvm – Linux kernel for cloud environments
  • linux-raspi2 – Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2
  • linux-snapdragon – Linux kernel for Snapdragon processors

Details

Jann Horn discovered that the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) implementation
in the Linux kernel improperly performed sign extension in some situations.
A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash)
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16995)

It was discovered that a race condition leading to a use-after-free
vulnerability existed in the ALSA PCM 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-2017-0861)

It was discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel allowed
passthrough of the diagnostic I/O port 0x80. An attacker in a guest VM
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) in the host OS.
(CVE-2017-1000407)

It was discovered that an information disclosure vulnerability existed in
the ACPI implementation of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use
this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory addresses).
(CVE-2017-11472)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the
network namespaces implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15129)

It was discovered that the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA)
subsystem in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free when handling
device removal. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-16528)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the usbtest device driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly validate endpoint metadata. A physically proximate
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-16532)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the Conexant cx231xx USB video capture
driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate interface descriptors.
A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2017-16536)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the SoundGraph iMON USB driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate device metadata. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2017-16537)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the IMS Passenger Control Unit USB driver
in the Linux kernel did not properly validate device descriptors. A
physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2017-16645)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the DiBcom DiB0700 USB DVB driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly handle detach events. A physically proximate
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-16646)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC USB Ethernet driver did not
properly validate device descriptors. A physically proximate attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-16649)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the QMI WWAN USB driver did not properly
validate device descriptors. A physically proximate attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-16650)

It was discovered that the USB Virtual Host Controller Interface (VHCI)
driver in the Linux kernel contained an information disclosure vulnerability.
A physically proximate attacker could use this to expose sensitive
information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-16911)

It was discovered that the USB over IP implementation in the Linux kernel
did not validate endpoint numbers. A remote attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-16912)

It was discovered that the USB over IP implementation in the Linux kernel
did not properly validate CMD_SUBMIT packets. A remote attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (excessive memory consumption).
(CVE-2017-16913)

It was discovered that the USB over IP implementation in the Linux kernel
contained a NULL pointer dereference error. A remote attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-16914)

It was discovered that the HugeTLB component of the Linux kernel did not
properly handle holes in hugetlb ranges. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-16994)

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)

It was discovered that the netlink subsystem in the Linux kernel did not
properly restrict observations of netlink messages to the appropriate net
namespace. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information
(kernel netlink traffic). (CVE-2017-17449)

It was discovered that the netfilter passive OS fingerprinting (xt_osf)
module did not properly perform access control checks. A local attacker
could improperly modify the system-wide OS fingerprint list.
(CVE-2017-17450)

It was discovered that the core USB subsystem in the Linux kernel did not
validate the number of configurations and interfaces in a device. A
physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2017-17558)

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 HMAC implementation did not validate the state
of the underlying cryptographic hash algorithm. A local attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17806)

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)

Alexei Starovoitov discovered that the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF)
implementation in the Linux kernel contained a branch-pruning logic issue
around unreachable code. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service. (CVE-2017-17862)

It was discovered that the parallel cryptography component of the Linux
kernel incorrectly freed kernel memory. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-18075)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Device Mapper
component of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-18203)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the OCFS2 file system
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (kernel deadlock). (CVE-2017-18204)

It was discovered that an infinite loop could occur in the the madvise(2)
implementation in the Linux kernel in certain circumstances. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system hang).
(CVE-2017-18208)

Andy Lutomirski discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel
was vulnerable to a debug exception error when single-stepping through a
syscall. A local attacker in a non-Linux guest vm could possibly use this
to gain administrative privileges in the guest vm. (CVE-2017-7518)

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)

Mohamed Ghannam discovered a null pointer dereference in the RDS (Reliable
Datagram Sockets) protocol implementation of the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-5333)

范龙飞 discovered that a race condition existed in loop block device
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2018-5344)

It was discovered that an integer overflow error existed in the futex
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-6927)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the RDS
(Reliable Datagram Sockets) protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-7492)

It was discovered that the Broadcom UniMAC MDIO bus controller driver in
the Linux kernel did not properly validate device resources. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-8043)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
linux-image-4.4.0-1020-kvm4.4.0-1020.25
linux-image-4.4.0-1054-aws4.4.0-1054.63
linux-image-4.4.0-1086-raspi24.4.0-1086.94
linux-image-4.4.0-1088-snapdragon4.4.0-1088.93
linux-image-4.4.0-119-generic4.4.0-119.143
linux-image-4.4.0-119-generic-lpae4.4.0-119.143
linux-image-4.4.0-119-lowlatency4.4.0-119.143
linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc-e500mc4.4.0-119.143
linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc-smp4.4.0-119.143
linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc64-emb4.4.0-119.143
linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc64-smp4.4.0-119.143
linux-image-aws – 4.4.0.1054.56
linux-image-generic – 4.4.0.119.125
linux-image-generic-lpae – 4.4.0.119.125
linux-image-kvm – 4.4.0.1020.19
linux-image-lowlatency – 4.4.0.119.125
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc – 4.4.0.119.125
linux-image-powerpc-smp – 4.4.0.119.125
linux-image-powerpc64-emb – 4.4.0.119.125
linux-image-powerpc64-smp – 4.4.0.119.125
linux-image-raspi2 – 4.4.0.1086.86
linux-image-snapdragon – 4.4.0.1088.80

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.

References

Source: USN-3619-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities




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