USN-4367-2: Linux kernel regression
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
USN-4367-1 introduced a regression in the Linux kernel.
- linux – Linux kernel
USN-4367-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the 5.4 Linux kernel. Unfortunately,
that update introduced a regression in overlayfs. This update corrects
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that the btrfs implementation in the Linux kernel did not
properly detect that a block was marked dirty in some situations. An
attacker could use this to specially craft a file system image that, when
unmounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-19377)
It was discovered that the linux kernel did not properly validate certain
mount options to the tmpfs virtual memory file system. A local attacker
with the ability to specify mount options could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash). (CVE-2020-11565)
It was discovered that the block layer in the Linux kernel contained a race
condition leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could
possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-12657)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- linux-image-5.4.0-33-generic – 5.4.0-33.37
- linux-image-5.4.0-33-generic-lpae – 5.4.0-33.37
- linux-image-5.4.0-33-lowlatency – 5.4.0-33.37
- linux-image-generic – 188.8.131.52.38
- linux-image-generic-lpae – 184.108.40.206.38
- linux-image-lowlatency – 220.127.116.11.38
- linux-image-oem – 18.104.22.168.38
- linux-image-oem-osp1 – 22.214.171.124.38
- linux-image-virtual – 126.96.36.199.38
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.