Linux kernel vulnerabilities

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

-   Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
-   Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
-   Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

-   linux - Linux kernel
-   linux-gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
-   linux-gke - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
-   linux-gkeop - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE)
systems
-   linux-oem - Linux kernel for OEM systems

Details

Norbert Slusarek discovered a race condition in the CAN BCM networking
protocol of the Linux kernel leading to multiple use-after-free
vulnerabilities. A local attacker could use this issue to execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3609)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your kernel livepatch to the
following versions:

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
    gcp - 78.1
    generic - 78.1
    gke - 78.1
    gkeop - 78.1
    lowlatency - 78.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    generic - 78.1
    gke - 78.1
    gkeop - 78.1
    lowlatency - 78.1
    oem - 78.1

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
    generic - 78.1
    lowlatency - 78.1

Support Information

Kernels older than the levels listed below do not receive livepatch
updates. If you are running a kernel version earlier than the one
listed
below, please upgrade your kernel as soon as possible.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
    linux-aws - 5.4.0-1009
    linux-azure - 5.4.0-1010
    linux-gcp - 5.4.0-1009
    linux-gke - 5.4.0-1033
    linux-gkeop - 5.4.0-1009
    linux-oem - 5.4.0-26
    linux - 5.4.0-26

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    linux-aws - 4.15.0-1054
    linux-gke-4.15 - 4.15.0-1076
    linux-gke-5.4 - 5.4.0-1009
    linux-gkeop-5.4 - 5.4.0-1007
    linux-hwe-5.4 - 5.4.0-26
    linux-oem - 4.15.0-1063
    linux - 4.15.0-69

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
    linux-aws - 4.4.0-1098
    linux-azure - 4.15.0-1063
    linux-azure - 4.15.0-1078
    linux-hwe - 4.15.0-69
    linux - 4.4.0-168

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
    linux-lts-xenial - 4.4.0-168

References

-   CVE-2021-3609



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