Ubuntu 3333-1: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities

    Date20 Jun 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3333-1
    June 20, 2017
    
    linux-hwe, linux-meta-hwe vulnerabilities
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    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-hwe: Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that a use-after-free flaw existed in the filesystem
    encryption subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this
    to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-7374)
    
    It was discovered that the stack guard page for processes in the Linux
    kernel was not sufficiently large enough to prevent overlapping with the
    heap. An attacker could leverage this with another vulnerability to execute
    arbitrary code and gain administrative privileges (CVE-2017-1000364)
    
    Roee Hay discovered that the parallel port printer driver in the Linux
    kernel did not properly bounds check passed arguments. A local attacker
    with write access to the kernel command line arguments could use this to
    execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-1000363)
    
    Ingo Molnar discovered that the VideoCore DRM driver in the Linux kernel
    did not return an error after detecting certain overflows. A local attacker
    could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (OOPS).
    (CVE-2017-5577)
    
    A double free bug was discovered in the IPv4 stack of the Linux kernel. An
    attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
    (CVE-2017-8890)
    
    Andrey Konovalov discovered an IPv6 out-of-bounds read error in the Linux
    kernel's IPv6 stack. A local attacker could cause a denial of service or
    potentially other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9074)
    
    Andrey Konovalov discovered a flaw in the handling of inheritance in the
    Linux kernel's IPv6 stack. A local user could exploit this issue to cause a
    denial of service or possibly other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9075)
    
    It was discovered that dccp v6 in the Linux kernel mishandled inheritance.
    A local attacker could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service or
    potentially other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9076)
    
    It was discovered that the transmission control protocol (tcp) v6 in the
    Linux kernel mishandled inheritance. A local attacker could exploit this
    issue to cause a denial of service or potentially other unspecified
    problems. (CVE-2017-9077)
    
    It was discovered that the IPv6 stack was doing over write consistency
    check after the data was actually overwritten. A local attacker could
    exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).
    (CVE-2017-9242)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      linux-image-4.8.0-56-generic    4.8.0-56.61~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.8.0-56-generic-lpae  4.8.0-56.61~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.8.0-56-lowlatency  4.8.0-56.61~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.8.0-56-powerpc-e500mc  4.8.0-56.61~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.8.0-56-powerpc-smp  4.8.0-56.61~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.8.0-56-powerpc64-emb  4.8.0-56.61~16.04.1
      linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04   4.8.0.56.27
      linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04  4.8.0.56.27
      linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04  4.8.0.56.27
      linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04   4.8.0.56.27
    
    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:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3333-1
      CVE-2017-1000363, CVE-2017-1000364, CVE-2017-5577, CVE-2017-7374,
      CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-9075, CVE-2017-9076,
      CVE-2017-9077, CVE-2017-9242
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe/4.8.0-56.61~16.04.1
    
    
    
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