Ubuntu 5579-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities | LinuxSecurity.com

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5579-1
August 24, 2022

linux, linux-kvm, linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-lts-xenial: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Xenial for Trusty

Details:

Roger Pau Monné discovered that the Xen virtual block driver in the 
Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory pages to be used for 
shared communication with the backend. A local attacker could use this 
to expose sensitive information (guest kernel memory). (CVE-2022-26365)

Roger Pau Monné discovered that the Xen paravirtualization frontend in 
the Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory pages to be used for 
shared communication with the backend. A local attacker could use this 
to expose sensitive information (guest kernel memory). (CVE-2022-33740)

It was discovered that the Xen paravirtualization frontend in the Linux
kernel incorrectly shared unrelated data when communicating with certain
backends. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(guest crash) or expose sensitive information (guest kernel memory).
(CVE-2022-33741)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
   linux-image-4.4.0-1113-kvm      4.4.0-1113.123
   linux-image-4.4.0-233-generic   4.4.0-233.267
   linux-image-4.4.0-233-lowlatency  4.4.0-233.267
   linux-image-generic             4.4.0.233.239
   linux-image-kvm                 4.4.0.1113.110
   linux-image-lowlatency          4.4.0.233.239
   linux-image-virtual             4.4.0.233.239

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
   linux-image-4.4.0-233-generic   4.4.0-233.267~14.04.1
   linux-image-4.4.0-233-lowlatency  4.4.0-233.267~14.04.1
   linux-image-generic-lts-xenial  4.4.0.233.202
   linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial  4.4.0.233.202
   linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial  4.4.0.233.202

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-5579-1
   CVE-2022-26365, CVE-2022-33740, CVE-2022-33741

Ubuntu 5579-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

August 24, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM Summary: Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel. Software Description: - linux: Linux kernel - linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments - linux-lts-xenial: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Xenial for Trusty Details: Roger Pau Monné discovered that the Xen virtual block driver in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory pages to be used for shared communication with the backend. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (guest kernel memory). (CVE-2022-26365) Roger Pau Monné discovered that the Xen paravirtualization frontend in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory pages to be used for shared communication with the backend. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (guest kernel memory). (CVE-2022-33740) It was discovered that the Xen paravirtualization frontend in the Linux kernel incorrectly shared unrelated data when communicating with certain backends. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (guest crash) or expose sensitive information (guest kernel memory). (CVE-2022-33741)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: linux-image-4.4.0-1113-kvm 4.4.0-1113.123 linux-image-4.4.0-233-generic 4.4.0-233.267 linux-image-4.4.0-233-lowlatency 4.4.0-233.267 linux-image-generic 4.4.0.233.239 linux-image-kvm 4.4.0.1113.110 linux-image-lowlatency 4.4.0.233.239 linux-image-virtual 4.4.0.233.239 Ubuntu 14.04 ESM: linux-image-4.4.0-233-generic 4.4.0-233.267~14.04.1 linux-image-4.4.0-233-lowlatency 4.4.0-233.267~14.04.1 linux-image-generic-lts-xenial 4.4.0.233.202 linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial 4.4.0.233.202 linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial 4.4.0.233.202 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-5579-1

CVE-2022-26365, CVE-2022-33740, CVE-2022-33741

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5579-1

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