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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6573-1
January 09, 2024

linux-azure vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 23.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-azure: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems

Details:

Lucas Leong discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate some attributes passed from userspace. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2023-39189)

Kyle Zeng discovered that the IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle socket buffers (skb) when performing IP routing in
certain circumstances, leading to a null pointer dereference vulnerability.
A privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-42754)

Yikebaer Aizezi discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability when handling inode
extent metadata. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4
file system image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2023-45898)

Jason Wang discovered that the virtio ring implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle iov buffers in some situations. A local
attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host
system crash). (CVE-2023-5158)

Alon Zahavi discovered that the NVMe-oF/TCP subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly handle queue initialization failures in certain
situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A remote attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5178)

Budimir Markovic discovered that the perf subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle event groups, leading to an out-of-bounds write
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5717)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
   linux-image-6.5.0-1010-azure    6.5.0-1010.10
   linux-image-6.5.0-1010-azure-fde  6.5.0-1010.10
   linux-image-azure               6.5.0.1010.12
   linux-image-azure-fde           6.5.0.1010.12

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-6573-1
   CVE-2023-39189, CVE-2023-42754, CVE-2023-45898, CVE-2023-5158,
   CVE-2023-5178, CVE-2023-5717

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/6.5.0-1010.10

Ubuntu 6573-1: Linux kernel (Azure) vulnerabilities

January 9, 2024
Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 23.10 Summary: Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel. Software Description: - linux-azure: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems Details: Lucas Leong discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly validate some attributes passed from userspace. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2023-39189) Kyle Zeng discovered that the IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle socket buffers (skb) when performing IP routing in certain circumstances, leading to a null pointer dereference vulnerability. A privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2023-42754) Yikebaer Aizezi discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability when handling inode extent metadata. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4 file system image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2023-45898) Jason Wang discovered that the virtio ring implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle iov buffers in some situations. A local attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host system crash). (CVE-2023-5158) Alon Zahavi discovered that the NVMe-oF/TCP subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle queue initialization failures in certain situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5178) Budimir Markovic discovered that the perf subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly handle event groups, leading to an out-of-bounds write vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5717)

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 23.10: linux-image-6.5.0-1010-azure 6.5.0-1010.10 linux-image-6.5.0-1010-azure-fde 6.5.0-1010.10 linux-image-azure 6.5.0.1010.12 linux-image-azure-fde 6.5.0.1010.12 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-6573-1

CVE-2023-39189, CVE-2023-42754, CVE-2023-45898, CVE-2023-5158,

CVE-2023-5178, CVE-2023-5717

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6573-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/6.5.0-1010.10

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