Ubuntu 5591-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5591-2
September 01, 2022

linux-aws-hwe vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- linux-aws-hwe: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems

Details:

It was discovered that the virtual terminal driver in the Linux kernel 
did not properly handle VGA console font changes, leading to an 
out-of-bounds write. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial 
of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
   linux-image-4.15.0-1140-aws-hwe  4.15.0-1140.151~16.04.1
   linux-image-aws-hwe             4.15.0.1140.127

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-5591-2
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5591-1
   CVE-2021-33656

Ubuntu 5591-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerability

September 1, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 16.04 ESM Summary: The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator. Software Description: - linux-aws-hwe: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems Details: It was discovered that the virtual terminal driver in the Linux kernel did not properly handle VGA console font changes, leading to an out-of-bounds write. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 16.04 ESM: linux-image-4.15.0-1140-aws-hwe 4.15.0-1140.151~16.04.1 linux-image-aws-hwe 4.15.0.1140.127 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-5591-2

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5591-1

CVE-2021-33656

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5591-2

Package Information

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