LSN-0078-1: Kernel Live Patch Security Notice

19 July 2021

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Software Description

  • gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems - (>= 5.4.0-1009)
  • generic-4.15 - Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel - (>= 4.15.0-69, >= 4.15.0-69)
  • generic-5.4 - Linux kernel - (>= 5.4.0-26, >= 5.4.0-26)
  • gke - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems - (>= 5.4.0-1033)
  • gke-4.15 - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems - (>= 4.15.0-1076)
  • gke-5.4 - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems - (>= 5.4.0-1009)
  • gkeop - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems - (>= 5.4.0-1009)
  • gkeop-5.4 - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems - (>= 5.4.0-1007)
  • lowlatency-4.15 - Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel - (>= 4.15.0-69, >= 4.15.0-69)
  • lowlatency-5.4 - Linux kernel - (>= 5.4.0-26, >= 5.4.0-26)
  • oem - Linux kernel for OEM systems - (>= 4.15.0-1063)

Details

Norbert Slusarek discovered a race condition in the CAN BCM networking
protocol of the Linux kernel leading to multiple use-after-free
vulnerabilities. A local attacker could use this issue to execute arbitrary
code.(CVE-2021-3609)

Checking update status

The problem can be corrected in these Livepatch versions:

Kernel type 20.04 18.04 16.04
gcp 78.1
generic-4.15 78.1 78.1
generic-5.4 78.1 78.1
gke 78.1
gke-4.15 78.1
gke-5.4 78.1
gkeop 78.1
gkeop-5.4 78.1
lowlatency-4.15 78.1 78.1
lowlatency-5.4 78.1 78.1
oem 78.1

To check your kernel type and Livepatch version, enter this command:

References