Ubuntu 5591-3: Linux kernel vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5591-3
September 01, 2022

linux, linux-azure-4.15, linux-dell300x, linux-gcp-4.15, linux-kvm,
linux-snapdragon vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel
- 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-snapdragon: Linux kernel for Qualcomm Snapdragon processors

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 18.04 LTS:
   linux-image-4.15.0-1052-dell300x  4.15.0-1052.57
   linux-image-4.15.0-1126-kvm     4.15.0-1126.131
   linux-image-4.15.0-1135-gcp     4.15.0-1135.151
   linux-image-4.15.0-1136-snapdragon  4.15.0-1136.146
   linux-image-4.15.0-1150-azure   4.15.0-1150.165
   linux-image-4.15.0-192-generic  4.15.0-192.203
   linux-image-4.15.0-192-generic-lpae  4.15.0-192.203
   linux-image-4.15.0-192-lowlatency  4.15.0-192.203
   linux-image-azure-lts-18.04     4.15.0.1150.120
   linux-image-dell300x            4.15.0.1052.52
   linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1135.151
   linux-image-generic             4.15.0.192.177
   linux-image-generic-lpae        4.15.0.192.177
   linux-image-kvm                 4.15.0.1126.119
   linux-image-lowlatency          4.15.0.192.177
   linux-image-snapdragon          4.15.0.1136.137
   linux-image-virtual             4.15.0.192.177

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-5591-3
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5591-1
   CVE-2021-33656

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-192.203
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1150.165
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-dell300x/4.15.0-1052.57
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1135.151
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1126.131
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1136.146

Ubuntu 5591-3: Linux kernel vulnerability

September 1, 2022

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Summary: The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator. Software Description: - linux: Linux kernel - 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-snapdragon: Linux kernel for Qualcomm Snapdragon processors 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 18.04 LTS: linux-image-4.15.0-1052-dell300x 4.15.0-1052.57 linux-image-4.15.0-1126-kvm 4.15.0-1126.131 linux-image-4.15.0-1135-gcp 4.15.0-1135.151 linux-image-4.15.0-1136-snapdragon 4.15.0-1136.146 linux-image-4.15.0-1150-azure 4.15.0-1150.165 linux-image-4.15.0-192-generic 4.15.0-192.203 linux-image-4.15.0-192-generic-lpae 4.15.0-192.203 linux-image-4.15.0-192-lowlatency 4.15.0-192.203 linux-image-azure-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1150.120 linux-image-dell300x 4.15.0.1052.52 linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1135.151 linux-image-generic 4.15.0.192.177 linux-image-generic-lpae 4.15.0.192.177 linux-image-kvm 4.15.0.1126.119 linux-image-lowlatency 4.15.0.192.177 linux-image-snapdragon 4.15.0.1136.137 linux-image-virtual 4.15.0.192.177 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-5591-3

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

CVE-2021-33656

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5591-3

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-192.203 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1150.165 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-dell300x/4.15.0-1052.57 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1135.151 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1126.131 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1136.146

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