Ubuntu 5385-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5385-1
April 21, 2022

linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-hwe, linux-azure, linux-azure-4.15,
linux-dell300x, linux-gcp, inux-gcp-4.15, linux-hwe, linux-kvm,
linux-oracle, 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-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:

Brendan Dolan-Gavitt discovered that the aQuantia AQtion Ethernet device
driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta-data coming from
the device. A local attacker who can control an emulated device can use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43975)

It was discovered that the UDF file system implementation in the Linux
kernel could attempt to dereference a null pointer in some situations. An
attacker could use this to construct a malicious UDF image that, when
mounted and operated on, could cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2022-0617)

Lyu Tao discovered that the NFS implementation in the Linux kernel did not
properly handle requests to open a directory on a regular file. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory).
(CVE-2022-24448)

It was discovered that the YAM AX.25 device driver in the Linux kernel did
not properly deallocate memory in some error conditions. A local privileged
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory
exhaustion). (CVE-2022-24959)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1041-dell300x  4.15.0-1041.46
  linux-image-4.15.0-1092-oracle  4.15.0-1092.101
  linux-image-4.15.0-1113-kvm     4.15.0-1113.116
  linux-image-4.15.0-1121-gcp     4.15.0-1121.135
  linux-image-4.15.0-1126-snapdragon  4.15.0-1126.135
  linux-image-4.15.0-1127-aws     4.15.0-1127.136
  linux-image-4.15.0-1137-azure   4.15.0-1137.150
  linux-image-4.15.0-176-generic  4.15.0-176.185
  linux-image-4.15.0-176-generic-lpae  4.15.0-176.185
  linux-image-4.15.0-176-lowlatency  4.15.0-176.185
  linux-image-aws-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1127.130
  linux-image-azure-lts-18.04     4.15.0.1137.110
  linux-image-dell300x            4.15.0.1041.43
  linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1121.140
  linux-image-generic             4.15.0.176.165
  linux-image-generic-lpae        4.15.0.176.165
  linux-image-kvm                 4.15.0.1113.109
  linux-image-lowlatency          4.15.0.176.165
  linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04    4.15.0.1092.102
  linux-image-snapdragon          4.15.0.1126.129
  linux-image-virtual             4.15.0.176.165

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1092-oracle  4.15.0-1092.101~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1121-gcp     4.15.0-1121.135~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1127-aws-hwe  4.15.0-1127.136~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1137-azure   4.15.0-1137.150~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-176-generic  4.15.0-176.185~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-176-lowlatency  4.15.0-176.185~16.04.1
  linux-image-aws-hwe             4.15.0.1127.117
  linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1137.127
  linux-image-gcp                 4.15.0.1121.122
  linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.176.168
  linux-image-gke                 4.15.0.1121.122
  linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04  4.15.0.176.168
  linux-image-oem                 4.15.0.176.168
  linux-image-oracle              4.15.0.1092.80
  linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.176.168

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1137-azure   4.15.0-1137.150~14.04.1
  linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1137.109

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-5385-1
  CVE-2021-43975, CVE-2022-0617, CVE-2022-24448, CVE-2022-24959

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-176.185
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1127.136
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1137.150
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-dell300x/4.15.0-1041.46
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1121.135
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1113.116
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1092.101
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1126.135

Ubuntu 5385-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

April 21, 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-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: Brendan Dolan-Gavitt discovered that the aQuantia AQtion Ethernet device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta-data coming from the device. A local attacker who can control an emulated device can use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-43975) It was discovered that the UDF file system implementation in the Linux kernel could attempt to dereference a null pointer in some situations. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious UDF image that, when mounted and operated on, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2022-0617) Lyu Tao discovered that the NFS implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle requests to open a directory on a regular file. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2022-24448) It was discovered that the YAM AX.25 device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in some error conditions. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory exhaustion). (CVE-2022-24959)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: linux-image-4.15.0-1041-dell300x 4.15.0-1041.46 linux-image-4.15.0-1092-oracle 4.15.0-1092.101 linux-image-4.15.0-1113-kvm 4.15.0-1113.116 linux-image-4.15.0-1121-gcp 4.15.0-1121.135 linux-image-4.15.0-1126-snapdragon 4.15.0-1126.135 linux-image-4.15.0-1127-aws 4.15.0-1127.136 linux-image-4.15.0-1137-azure 4.15.0-1137.150 linux-image-4.15.0-176-generic 4.15.0-176.185 linux-image-4.15.0-176-generic-lpae 4.15.0-176.185 linux-image-4.15.0-176-lowlatency 4.15.0-176.185 linux-image-aws-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1127.130 linux-image-azure-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1137.110 linux-image-dell300x 4.15.0.1041.43 linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1121.140 linux-image-generic 4.15.0.176.165 linux-image-generic-lpae 4.15.0.176.165 linux-image-kvm 4.15.0.1113.109 linux-image-lowlatency 4.15.0.176.165 linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1092.102 linux-image-snapdragon 4.15.0.1126.129 linux-image-virtual 4.15.0.176.165 Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: linux-image-4.15.0-1092-oracle 4.15.0-1092.101~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-1121-gcp 4.15.0-1121.135~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-1127-aws-hwe 4.15.0-1127.136~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-1137-azure 4.15.0-1137.150~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-176-generic 4.15.0-176.185~16.04.1 linux-image-4.15.0-176-lowlatency 4.15.0-176.185~16.04.1 linux-image-aws-hwe 4.15.0.1127.117 linux-image-azure 4.15.0.1137.127 linux-image-gcp 4.15.0.1121.122 linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.176.168 linux-image-gke 4.15.0.1121.122 linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.176.168 linux-image-oem 4.15.0.176.168 linux-image-oracle 4.15.0.1092.80 linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04 4.15.0.176.168 Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: linux-image-4.15.0-1137-azure 4.15.0-1137.150~14.04.1 linux-image-azure 4.15.0.1137.109 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-5385-1

CVE-2021-43975, CVE-2022-0617, CVE-2022-24448, CVE-2022-24959

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5385-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-176.185 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1127.136 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1137.150 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-dell300x/4.15.0-1041.46 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1121.135 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1113.116 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1092.101 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1126.135

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