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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4749-1
February 25, 2021

linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-hwe, linux-azure, linux-azure-4.15,
linux-dell300x, linux-gcp, linux-gcp-4.15, linux-gke-4.15, linux-hwe,
linux-kvm, linux-oracle, linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel
- linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-azure-4.15: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-dell300x: Linux kernel for Dell 300x platforms
- linux-gcp-4.15: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-gke-4.15: Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
- linux-raspi2: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi (V8) systems
- linux-snapdragon: Linux kernel for Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
- 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

Details:

Bodong Zhao discovered a use-after-free in the Sun keyboard driver
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2020-25669)

It was discovered that the jfs file system implementation in the Linux
kernel contained an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. A local attacker
could use this to possibly cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2020-27815)

Shisong Qin and Bodong Zhao discovered that Speakup screen reader driver in
the Linux kernel did not correctly handle setting line discipline in some
situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2020-27830, CVE-2020-28941)

It was discovered that the memory management subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly handle copy-on-write operations in some situations. A
local attacker could possibly use this to gain unintended write access to
read-only memory pages. (CVE-2020-29374)

Michael Kurth and Pawel Wieczorkiewicz discovered that the Xen event
processing backend in the Linux kernel did not properly limit the number of
events queued. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial
of service in the host OS. (CVE-2020-29568)

Olivier Benjamin and Pawel Wieczorkiewicz discovered a race condition the
Xen paravirt block backend in the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after-free
vulnerability. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial
of service in the host OS. (CVE-2020-29569)

Jann Horn discovered that the tty subsystem of the Linux kernel did not use
consistent locking in some situations, leading to a read-after-free
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory).
(CVE-2020-29660)

Jann Horn discovered a race condition in the tty subsystem of the Linux
kernel in the locking for the TIOCSPGRP ioctl(), leading to a use-after-
free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-29661)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1012-dell300x  4.15.0-1012.16
  linux-image-4.15.0-1065-oracle  4.15.0-1065.73
  linux-image-4.15.0-1079-gke     4.15.0-1079.84
  linux-image-4.15.0-1079-raspi2  4.15.0-1079.84
  linux-image-4.15.0-1085-kvm     4.15.0-1085.87
  linux-image-4.15.0-1093-gcp     4.15.0-1093.106
  linux-image-4.15.0-1094-aws     4.15.0-1094.101
  linux-image-4.15.0-1096-snapdragon  4.15.0-1096.105
  linux-image-4.15.0-1108-azure   4.15.0-1108.120
  linux-image-4.15.0-136-generic  4.15.0-136.140
  linux-image-4.15.0-136-generic-lpae  4.15.0-136.140
  linux-image-4.15.0-136-lowlatency  4.15.0-136.140
  linux-image-aws-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1094.97
  linux-image-azure-lts-18.04     4.15.0.1108.81
  linux-image-dell300x            4.15.0.1012.14
  linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1093.111
  linux-image-generic             4.15.0.136.123
  linux-image-generic-lpae        4.15.0.136.123
  linux-image-gke                 4.15.0.1079.83
  linux-image-gke-4.15            4.15.0.1079.83
  linux-image-kvm                 4.15.0.1085.81
  linux-image-lowlatency          4.15.0.136.123
  linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04    4.15.0.1065.75
  linux-image-powerpc-e500mc      4.15.0.136.123
  linux-image-powerpc-smp         4.15.0.136.123
  linux-image-powerpc64-emb       4.15.0.136.123
  linux-image-powerpc64-smp       4.15.0.136.123
  linux-image-raspi2              4.15.0.1079.76
  linux-image-snapdragon          4.15.0.1096.99
  linux-image-virtual             4.15.0.136.123

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1065-oracle  4.15.0-1065.73~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1093-gcp     4.15.0-1093.106~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1094-aws     4.15.0-1094.101~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1108-azure   4.15.0-1108.120~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-136-generic  4.15.0-136.140~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-136-generic-lpae  4.15.0-136.140~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-136-lowlatency  4.15.0-136.140~16.04.1
  linux-image-aws-hwe             4.15.0.1094.87
  linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1108.99
  linux-image-gcp                 4.15.0.1093.94
  linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.136.132
  linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04  4.15.0.136.132
  linux-image-gke                 4.15.0.1093.94
  linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04  4.15.0.136.132
  linux-image-oem                 4.15.0.136.132
  linux-image-oracle              4.15.0.1065.53
  linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.136.132

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1108-azure   4.15.0-1108.120~14.04.1
  linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1108.81

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/4749-1
  CVE-2020-25669, CVE-2020-27815, CVE-2020-27830, CVE-2020-28941,
  CVE-2020-29374, CVE-2020-29568, CVE-2020-29569, CVE-2020-29660,
  CVE-2020-29661

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-136.140
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1094.101
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1108.120
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-dell300x/4.15.0-1012.16
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1093.106
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gke-4.15/4.15.0-1079.84
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1085.87
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1065.73
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.15.0-1079.84
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1096.105
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws-hwe/4.15.0-1094.101~16.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/4.15.0-1108.120~16.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/4.15.0-1093.106~16.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe/4.15.0-136.140~16.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1065.73~16.04.1