Ubuntu 3901-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities

    Date05 Mar 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3901-2
    March 05, 2019
    
    linux-hwe, linux-aws-hwe, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-oracle vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
    
    Software Description:
    - linux-aws-hwe: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems
    - linux-azure: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
    - linux-gcp: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
    - linux-hwe: Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel
    - linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
    
    Details:
    
    USN-3901-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.04
    LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
    Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Ubuntu
    16.04 LTS.
    
    Jann Horn discovered that the userfaultd implementation in the Linux kernel
    did not properly restrict access to certain ioctls. A local attacker could
    use this possibly to modify files. (CVE-2018-18397)
    
    It was discovered that the crypto subsystem of the Linux kernel leaked
    uninitialized memory to user space in some situations. A local attacker
    could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory).
    (CVE-2018-19854)
    
    Jann Horn discovered a race condition in the fork() system call in the
    Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to gain access to services
    that cache authorizations. (CVE-2019-6133)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      linux-image-4.15.0-1009-oracle  4.15.0-1009.11~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.15.0-1028-gcp     4.15.0-1028.29~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.15.0-1033-aws     4.15.0-1033.35~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.15.0-1040-azure   4.15.0-1040.44
      linux-image-4.15.0-46-generic   4.15.0-46.49~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.15.0-46-generic-lpae  4.15.0-46.49~16.04.1
      linux-image-4.15.0-46-lowlatency  4.15.0-46.49~16.04.1
      linux-image-aws-hwe             4.15.0.1033.34
      linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1040.44
      linux-image-gcp                 4.15.0.1028.42
      linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.46.67
      linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04  4.15.0.46.67
      linux-image-gke                 4.15.0.1028.42
      linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04  4.15.0.46.67
      linux-image-oem                 4.15.0.46.67
      linux-image-oracle              4.15.0.1009.3
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      linux-image-4.15.0-1040-azure   4.15.0-1040.44~14.04.1
      linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1040.27
    
    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://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3901-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3901-1
      CVE-2018-18397, CVE-2018-19854, CVE-2019-6133
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws-hwe/4.15.0-1033.35~16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/4.15.0-1040.44
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/4.15.0-1028.29~16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe/4.15.0-46.49~16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1009.11~16.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/4.15.0-1040.44~14.04.1
    
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