Ubuntu 3049-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

    Date10 Aug 2016
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3049-1
    August 10, 2016
    
    linux vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
    
    Software Description:
    - linux: Linux kernel
    
    Details:
    
    Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not
    correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A
    local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
    (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative
    privileges. (CVE-2016-3134)
    
    Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress
    hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest
    OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961)
    
    It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel did
    not ensure a data structure was initialized before referencing it after an
    error condition occurred. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
    of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4470)
    
    Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the netlink implementation of
    the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain sensitive
    information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-5243)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      linux-image-3.2.0-107-generic   3.2.0-107.148
      linux-image-3.2.0-107-generic-pae  3.2.0-107.148
      linux-image-3.2.0-107-highbank  3.2.0-107.148
      linux-image-3.2.0-107-omap      3.2.0-107.148
      linux-image-3.2.0-107-powerpc-smp  3.2.0-107.148
      linux-image-3.2.0-107-powerpc64-smp  3.2.0-107.148
      linux-image-3.2.0-107-virtual   3.2.0-107.148
    
    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:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3049-1
      CVE-2016-3134, CVE-2016-3961, CVE-2016-4470, CVE-2016-5243
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.2.0-107.148
    
    
    
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