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LSN-0086-1: Kernel Live Patch Security Notice

2 June 2022

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Software Description

  • aws - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems - (>= 4.15.0-1054, >= 5.4.0-1009, >= 5.4.0-1061, >= 4.4.0-1098, >= 4.4.0-1129)
  • aws-5.4 - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems - (>= 5.4.0-1069)
  • aws-hwe - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems - (>= 4.15.0-1126)
  • azure - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems - (>= 5.4.0-1010, >= 4.15.0-1063, >= 4.15.0-1078, >= 4.15.0-1114)
  • azure-4.15 - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems - (>= 4.15.0-1115)
  • azure-5.4 - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure cloud systems - (>= 5.4.0-1069)
  • gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems - (>= 5.4.0-1009, >= 5.15.0-1000, >= 4.15.0-1118)
  • gcp-4.15 - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems - (>= 4.15.0-1121)
  • gcp-5.4 - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems - (>= 5.4.0-1069)
  • generic-4.15 - Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel - (>= 4.15.0-69, >= 4.15.0-143, >= 4.15.0-69)
  • generic-4.4 - Linux kernel - (>= 4.4.0-168, >= 4.4.0-211, >= 4.4.0-168)
  • 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, >= 5.15.0-1000)
  • 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)
  • ibm - Linux kernel for IBM cloud systems - (>= 5.4.0-1009, >= 5.15.0-1000)
  • ibm-5.4 - Linux kernel for IBM cloud systems - (>= 5.4.0-1009)
  • linux - Linux kernel - (>= 5.15.0-24)
  • lowlatency - Linux low latency kernel - (>= 5.15.0-25)
  • lowlatency-4.15 - Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel - (>= 4.15.0-69, >= 4.15.0-143, >= 4.15.0-69)
  • lowlatency-4.4 - Linux kernel - (>= 4.4.0-168, >= 4.4.0-211, >= 4.4.0-168)
  • lowlatency-5.4 - Linux kernel - (>= 5.4.0-26, >= 5.4.0-26)
  • oem - Linux kernel for OEM systems - (>= 4.15.0-1063)

Details

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the network scheduling
subsystem of the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash)
or possibly execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2021-39713)

Yiqi Sun and Kevin Wang discovered that the cgroups implementation in the
Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to the cgroups v1
release_agent feature. A local attacker could use this to gain
administrative privileges.(CVE-2022-0492)

It was discovered that the network traffic control implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2022-1055)

Bing-Jhong Billy Jheng discovered that the io_uring subsystem in the Linux
kernel contained in integer overflow. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code.(CVE-2022-1116)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to
the kernel debugger when booted in secure boot environments. A privileged
attacker could use this to bypass UEFI Secure Boot restrictions.(CVE-2022-21499)

Kyle Zeng discovered that the Network Queuing and Scheduling subsystem of
the Linux kernel did not properly perform reference counting in some
situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute
arbitrary code.(CVE-2022-29581)

Jann Horn discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly enforce seccomp
restrictions in some situations. A local attacker could use this to bypass
intended seccomp sandbox restrictions.(CVE-2022-30594)

Checking update status

The problem can be corrected in these Livepatch versions:

Kernel type 22.04 20.04 18.04 16.04 14.04
aws 86.3 86.3 86.3
aws-5.4 86.3
aws-hwe 86.3
azure 86.3 86.3
azure-4.15 86.3
azure-5.4 86.3
gcp 86.4 86.3 86.3
gcp-4.15 86.3
gcp-5.4 86.3
generic-4.15 86.3 86.3
generic-4.4 86.3 86.3
generic-5.4 86.3 86.3
gke 86.4 86.3
gke-4.15 86.3
gke-5.4 86.3
gkeop 86.3
gkeop-5.4 86.3
ibm 86.4 86.3
ibm-5.4 86.3
linux 86.4
lowlatency 86.4
lowlatency-4.15 86.3 86.3
lowlatency-4.4 86.3 86.3
lowlatency-5.4 86.3 86.3
oem 86.3

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

canonical-livepatch status