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
-   Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

-   linux - Linux kernel
-   linux-aws - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
-   linux-azure - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
-   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-ibm - Linux kernel for IBM cloud systems
-   linux-oem - Linux kernel for OEM systems

Details

Yiqi Sun and Kevin Wang discovered that the cgroups implementation in
the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to the cgroups v1
release_agent feature. A local attacker could use this to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2022-0492)

Nick Gregory discovered that the Linux kernel incorrectly handled
network offload functionality. A local attacker could use this to cause
a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-25636)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
    aws - 85.1
    azure - 85.1
    gcp - 85.1
    generic - 85.1
    gke - 85.1
    gkeop - 85.1
    ibm - 85.1
    lowlatency - 85.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    aws - 85.1
    azure - 85.1
    generic - 85.1
    generic - 85.2
    gke - 85.1
    gkeop - 85.1
    ibm - 85.1
    lowlatency - 85.1
    lowlatency - 85.2
    oem - 85.1

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
    aws - 85.1
    azure - 85.1
    generic - 85.1
    lowlatency - 85.1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
    generic - 85.1
    lowlatency - 85.1

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-ibm - 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-azure-4.15 - 4.15.0-1115
    linux-azure-5.4 - 5.4.0-1069
    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-ibm-5.4 - 5.4.0-1009
    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-hwe - 4.15.0-69
    linux - 4.4.0-168

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

References

-   CVE-2022-0492
-   CVE-2022-25636