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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4984-1
June 04, 2021

linux, linux-aws, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-hwe-5.8, linux-kvm,
linux-oracle vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

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: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-gcp: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
- linux-hwe-5.8: Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel

Details:

Jan Beulich discovered that the Xen netback backend in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle certain error conditions under paravirtualization. An
attacker in a guest VM could possibly use this to cause a denial of service
(host domain crash). (CVE-2021-28038)

It was discovered that the Realtek RTL8188EU Wireless device driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate ssid lengths in some situations. An
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2021-28660)

It was discovered that the Xen paravirtualization backend in the Linux
kernel did not properly deallocate memory in some situations. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion).
(CVE-2021-28688)

It was discovered that the fuse user space file system implementation in
the Linux kernel did not properly handle bad inodes in some situations. A
local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-28950)

John Stultz discovered that the audio driver for Qualcomm SDM845 systems in
the Linux kernel did not properly validate port ID numbers. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-28952)

Zygo Blaxell discovered that the btrfs file system implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a race condition during certain cloning operations.
A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2021-28964)

Vince Weaver discovered that the perf subsystem in the Linux kernel did not
properly handle certain PEBS records properly for some Intel Haswell
processors. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2021-28971)

It was discovered that the RPA PCI Hotplug driver implementation in the
Linux kernel did not properly handle device name writes via sysfs, leading
to a buffer overflow. A privileged attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2021-28972)

It was discovered that the Qualcomm IPC router implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly initialize memory passed to user space. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory).
(CVE-2021-29647)

Arnd Bergmann discovered that the video4linux subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly deallocate memory in some situations. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion).
(CVE-2021-30002)

Dan Carpenter discovered that the block device manager (dm) implementation
in the Linux kernel contained a buffer overflow in the ioctl for listing
devices. A privileged local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2021-31916)

It was discovered that the CIPSO implementation in the Linux kernel did not
properly perform reference counting in some situations, leading to use-
after-free vulnerabilities. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-33033)

马哲宇 discovered that the IEEE 1394 (Firewire) nosy packet sniffer driver in
the Linux kernel did not properly perform reference counting in some
situations, 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-2021-3483)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.10:
  linux-image-5.8.0-1028-kvm      5.8.0-1028.30
  linux-image-5.8.0-1031-oracle   5.8.0-1031.32
  linux-image-5.8.0-1032-gcp      5.8.0-1032.34
  linux-image-5.8.0-1033-azure    5.8.0-1033.35
  linux-image-5.8.0-1035-aws      5.8.0-1035.37
  linux-image-5.8.0-55-generic    5.8.0-55.62
  linux-image-5.8.0-55-generic-64k  5.8.0-55.62
  linux-image-5.8.0-55-generic-lpae  5.8.0-55.62
  linux-image-5.8.0-55-lowlatency  5.8.0-55.62
  linux-image-aws                 5.8.0.1035.37
  linux-image-azure               5.8.0.1033.33
  linux-image-gcp                 5.8.0.1032.32
  linux-image-generic             5.8.0.55.60
  linux-image-generic-64k         5.8.0.55.60
  linux-image-generic-lpae        5.8.0.55.60
  linux-image-gke                 5.8.0.1032.32
  linux-image-kvm                 5.8.0.1028.30
  linux-image-lowlatency          5.8.0.55.60
  linux-image-oracle              5.8.0.1031.30
  linux-image-virtual             5.8.0.55.60

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  linux-image-5.8.0-55-generic    5.8.0-55.62~20.04.1
  linux-image-5.8.0-55-generic-64k  5.8.0-55.62~20.04.1
  linux-image-5.8.0-55-generic-lpae  5.8.0-55.62~20.04.1
  linux-image-5.8.0-55-lowlatency  5.8.0-55.62~20.04.1
  linux-image-generic-64k-hwe-20.04  5.8.0.55.62~20.04.39
  linux-image-generic-hwe-20.04   5.8.0.55.62~20.04.39
  linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-20.04  5.8.0.55.62~20.04.39
  linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-20.04  5.8.0.55.62~20.04.39
  linux-image-virtual-hwe-20.04   5.8.0.55.62~20.04.39

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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4984-1
  CVE-2021-28038, CVE-2021-28660, CVE-2021-28688, CVE-2021-28950,
  CVE-2021-28952, CVE-2021-28964, CVE-2021-28971, CVE-2021-28972,
  CVE-2021-29647, CVE-2021-30002, CVE-2021-31916, CVE-2021-33033,
  CVE-2021-3483

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/5.8.0-55.62
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/5.8.0-1035.37
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/5.8.0-1033.35
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/5.8.0-1032.34
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/5.8.0-1028.30
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/5.8.0-1031.32
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe-5.8/5.8.0-55.62~20.04.1