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USN-2613-1: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

20 May 2015

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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Vincent Tondellier discovered an integer overflow in the Linux kernel's
netfilter connection tracking accounting of loaded extensions. An attacker
on the local area network (LAN) could potential exploit this flaw to cause
a denial of service (system crash of targeted system). (CVE-2014-9715)

Jan Beulich discovered the Xen virtual machine subsystem of the Linux
kernel did not properly restrict access to PCI command registers. A local
guest user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (host
crash). (CVE-2015-2150)

A privilege escalation was discovered in the fork syscall via the int80
entry on 64 bit kernels with 32 bit emulation support. An unprivileged
local attacker could exploit this flaw to increase their privileges on the
system. (CVE-2015-2830)

A memory corruption issue was discovered in AES decryption when using the
Intel AES-NI accelerated code path. A remote attacker could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially escalate
privileges on Intel base machines with AEC-GCM mode IPSec security
association. (CVE-2015-3331)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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. If
you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
perform this as well.

Related notices

  • USN-2612-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1464-omap4
  • USN-2611-1: linux-image-3.2.0-84-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-84-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-84-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-84-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-84-omap, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-84-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-84-powerpc-smp
  • USN-2225-1: linux-image-3.11.0-22-generic, linux-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.11.0-22-generic-lpae
  • USN-2614-1: linux-image-3.13.0-53-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-53-lowlatency, linux-image-extra-3.13.0-53-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-53-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-53-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-53-generic, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-53-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-53-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-53-powerpc-e500
  • USN-2590-1: linux-image-3.16.0-36-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.16.0-36-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-36-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-36-lowlatency, linux-image-3.16.0-36-powerpc-e500mc, linux, linux-image-3.16.0-36-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-36-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2631-1: linux-image-3.2.0-85-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-85-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-85-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-85-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-85-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-85-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-85-generic-pae, linux
  • USN-2589-1: linux-image-extra-3.16.0-36-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-36-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.16.0-36-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-36-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-36-lowlatency, linux-lts-utopic, linux-image-3.16.0-36-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-36-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-36-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2632-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1465-omap4
  • USN-2616-1: linux-image-3.16.0-38-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.16.0-38-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-38-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-38-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic, linux, linux-image-3.16.0-38-lowlatency
  • USN-2615-1: linux-image-3.16.0-38-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.16.0-38-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-extra-3.16.0-38-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-38-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-38-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-38-generic, linux-lts-utopic, linux-image-3.16.0-38-lowlatency