Ubuntu 5209-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Advisories

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5209-1
January 06, 2022

linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-hwe, linux-azure-4.15, linux-dell300x,
linux-gcp, linux-gcp-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 ESM
- 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-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
- linux-raspi2: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 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:

Nadav Amit discovered that the hugetlb implementation in the Linux kernel
did not perform TLB flushes under certain conditions. A local attacker
could use this to leak or alter data from other processes that use huge
pages. (CVE-2021-4002)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the timer implementation
in the Linux kernel. A privileged attacker could use this cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2021-20317)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the overlay file system
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2021-20321)

It was discovered that the NFC subsystem in the Linux kernel contained a
use-after-free vulnerability in its NFC Controller Interface (NCI)
implementation. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3760)

It was discovered that an integer overflow could be triggered in the eBPF
implementation in the Linux kernel when preallocating objects for stack
maps. A privileged local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-41864)

It was discovered that the ISDN CAPI implementation in the Linux kernel
contained a race condition in certain situations that could trigger an
array out-of-bounds bug. A privileged local attacker could possibly use
this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2021-43389)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1033-dell300x  4.15.0-1033.38
  linux-image-4.15.0-1085-oracle  4.15.0-1085.93
  linux-image-4.15.0-1101-raspi2  4.15.0-1101.108
  linux-image-4.15.0-1105-kvm     4.15.0-1105.107
  linux-image-4.15.0-1114-gcp     4.15.0-1114.128
  linux-image-4.15.0-1118-aws     4.15.0-1118.125
  linux-image-4.15.0-1118-snapdragon  4.15.0-1118.127
  linux-image-4.15.0-1129-azure   4.15.0-1129.142
  linux-image-4.15.0-166-generic  4.15.0-166.174
  linux-image-4.15.0-166-generic-lpae  4.15.0-166.174
  linux-image-4.15.0-166-lowlatency  4.15.0-166.174
  linux-image-aws-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1118.121
  linux-image-azure-lts-18.04     4.15.0.1129.102
  linux-image-dell300x            4.15.0.1033.35
  linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1114.133
  linux-image-generic             4.15.0.166.155
  linux-image-generic-lpae        4.15.0.166.155
  linux-image-kvm                 4.15.0.1105.101
  linux-image-lowlatency          4.15.0.166.155
  linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04    4.15.0.1085.95
  linux-image-raspi2              4.15.0.1101.99
  linux-image-snapdragon          4.15.0.1118.121
  linux-image-virtual             4.15.0.166.155

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1085-oracle  4.15.0-1085.93~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1114-gcp     4.15.0-1114.128~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1118-aws     4.15.0-1118.125~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1129-azure   4.15.0-1129.142~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-166-generic  4.15.0-166.174~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-166-lowlatency  4.15.0-166.174~16.04.1
  linux-image-aws-hwe             4.15.0.1118.108
  linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1129.120
  linux-image-gcp                 4.15.0.1114.115
  linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.166.158
  linux-image-gke                 4.15.0.1114.115
  linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04  4.15.0.166.158
  linux-image-oem                 4.15.0.166.158
  linux-image-oracle              4.15.0.1085.73
  linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.166.158

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1129-azure   4.15.0-1129.142~14.04.1
  linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1129.102

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-5209-1
  CVE-2021-20317, CVE-2021-20321, CVE-2021-3760, CVE-2021-4002,
  CVE-2021-41864, CVE-2021-43389

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-166.174
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1118.125
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1129.142
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-dell300x/4.15.0-1033.38
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1114.128
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1105.107
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1085.93
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.15.0-1101.108
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1118.127

Ubuntu 5209-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

January 5, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM - 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-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments - linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems - linux-raspi2: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 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: Nadav Amit discovered that the hugetlb implementation in the Linux kernel did not perform TLB flushes under certain conditions. A local attacker could use this to leak or alter data from other processes that use huge pages. (CVE-2021-4002) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the timer implementation in the Linux kernel. A privileged attacker could use this cause a denial of service. (CVE-2021-20317) It was discovered that a race condition existed in the overlay file system implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2021-20321) It was discovered that the NFC subsystem in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability in its NFC Controller Interface (NCI) implementation. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3760) It was discovered that an integer overflow could be triggered in the eBPF implementation in the Linux kernel when preallocating objects for stack maps. A privileged local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-41864) It was discovered that the ISDN CAPI implementation in the Linux kernel contained a race condition in certain situations that could trigger an array out-of-bounds bug. A privileged local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43389)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: linux-image-4.15.0-1033-dell300x 4.15.0-1033.38 linux-image-4.15.0-1085-oracle 4.15.0-1085.93 linux-image-4.15.0-1101-raspi2 4.15.0-1101.108 linux-image-4.15.0-1105-kvm 4.15.0-1105.107 linux-image-4.15.0-1114-gcp 4.15.0-1114.128 linux-image-4.15.0-1118-aws 4.15.0-1118.125 linux-image-4.15.0-1118-snapdragon 4.15.0-1118.127 linux-image-4.15.0-1129-azure 4.15.0-1129.142 linux-image-4.15.0-166-generic 4.15.0-166.174 linux-image-4.15.0-166-generic-lpae 4.15.0-166.174 linux-image-4.15.0-166-lowlatency 4.15.0-166.174 linux-image-aws-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1118.121 linux-image-azure-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1129.102 linux-image-dell300x 4.15.0.1033.35 linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1114.133 linux-image-generic 4.15.0.166.155 linux-image-generic-lpae 4.15.0.166.155 linux-image-kvm 4.15.0.1105.101 linux-image-lowlatency 4.15.0.166.155 linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1085.95 linux-image-raspi2 4.15.0.1101.99 linux-image-snapdragon 4.15.0.1118.121 linux-image-virtual 4.15.0.166.155 Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: linux-image-4.15.0-1085-oracle 4.15.0-1085.93~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-1114-gcp 4.15.0-1114.128~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-1118-aws 4.15.0-1118.125~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-1129-azure 4.15.0-1129.142~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-166-generic 4.15.0-166.174~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-166-lowlatency 4.15.0-166.174~16.04.1 linux-image-aws-hwe 4.15.0.1118.108 linux-image-azure 4.15.0.1129.120 linux-image-gcp 4.15.0.1114.115 linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.166.158 linux-image-gke 4.15.0.1114.115 linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.166.158 linux-image-oem 4.15.0.166.158 linux-image-oracle 4.15.0.1085.73 linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.166.158 Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: linux-image-4.15.0-1129-azure 4.15.0-1129.142~14.04.1 linux-image-azure 4.15.0.1129.102 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-5209-1

CVE-2021-20317, CVE-2021-20321, CVE-2021-3760, CVE-2021-4002,

CVE-2021-41864, CVE-2021-43389

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5209-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-166.174 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1118.125 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1129.142 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-dell300x/4.15.0-1033.38 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1114.128 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1105.107 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1085.93 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.15.0-1101.108 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1118.127

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