Ubuntu 4285-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

    Date18 Feb 2020
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4285-1
    February 18, 2020
    
    linux-aws-5.0, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-gke-5.0, linux-oracle-5.0
    vulnerabilities
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
    
    Software Description:
    - linux-aws-5.0: 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-5.0: Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
    - linux-oracle-5.0: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly clear data
    structures on context switches for certain Intel graphics processors. A
    local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
    (CVE-2019-14615)
    
    It was discovered that the HSA Linux kernel driver for AMD GPU devices did
    not properly check for errors in certain situations, leading to a NULL
    pointer dereference. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a
    denial of service. (CVE-2019-16229)
    
    It was discovered that the Marvell 8xxx Libertas WLAN device driver in the
    Linux kernel did not properly check for errors in certain situations,
    leading to a NULL pointer dereference. A local attacker could possibly use
    this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-16232)
    
    It was discovered that the Renesas Digital Radio Interface (DRIF) driver in
    the Linux kernel did not properly initialize data. A local attacker could
    possibly use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory)
    (CVE-2019-18786).
    
    It was discovered that the Afatech AF9005 DVB-T USB device driver in the
    Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error
    conditions. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of
    service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-18809)
    
    It was discovered that multiple memory leaks existed in the Marvell WiFi-Ex
    Driver for the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to
    cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19057)
    
    It was discovered that the Realtek rtlwifi USB device driver in the Linux
    kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A
    local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (kernel
    memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19063)
    
    It was discovered that the Kvaser CAN/USB driver in the Linux kernel did
    not properly initialize memory in certain situations. A local attacker
    could possibly use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory).
    (CVE-2019-19947)
    
    Gao Chuan discovered that the SAS Class driver in the Linux kernel
    contained a race condition that could lead to a NULL pointer dereference. A
    local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system
    crash). (CVE-2019-19965)
    
    It was discovered that the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP)
    implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in
    certain error conditions. An attacker could possibly use this to cause a
    denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-20096)
    
    Mitchell Frank discovered that the Wi-Fi implementation in the Linux kernel
    when used as an access point would send IAPP location updates for stations
    before client authentication had completed. A physically proximate attacker
    could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-5108)
    
    It was discovered that a race condition can lead to a use-after-free while
    destroying GEM contexts in the i915 driver for the Linux kernel. A local
    attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
    possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-7053)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      linux-image-5.0.0-1011-oracle   5.0.0-1011.16
      linux-image-5.0.0-1025-aws      5.0.0-1025.28
      linux-image-5.0.0-1030-gke      5.0.0-1030.31
      linux-image-5.0.0-1031-gcp      5.0.0-1031.32
      linux-image-5.0.0-1032-azure    5.0.0-1032.34
      linux-image-azure               5.0.0.1032.43
      linux-image-gcp                 5.0.0.1031.35
      linux-image-gke-5.0             5.0.0.1030.18
    
    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/4285-1
      CVE-2019-14615, CVE-2019-16229, CVE-2019-16232, CVE-2019-18786,
      CVE-2019-18809, CVE-2019-19057, CVE-2019-19063, CVE-2019-19947,
      CVE-2019-19965, CVE-2019-20096, CVE-2019-5108, CVE-2020-7053
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws-5.0/5.0.0-1025.28
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/5.0.0-1032.34
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/5.0.0-1031.32
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gke-5.0/5.0.0-1030.31
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle-5.0/5.0.0-1011.16
    

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