USN-2683-1: Linux kernel (Vivid HWE) vulnerabilities

23 July 2015

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux-lts-vivid - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Vivid

Details

A flaw was discovered in the kvm (kernel virtual machine) subsystem's
kvm_apic_has_events function. A unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4692)

Daniel Borkmann reported a kernel crash in the Linux kernel's BPF filter
JIT optimization. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4700)

A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles invalid UDP
checksums. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service using a flood of UDP packets with invalid checksums.
(CVE-2015-5364)

A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles invalid UDP
checksums. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service against
applications that use epoll by injecting a single packet with an invalid
checksum. (CVE-2015-5366)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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-2713-1: linux-image-3.2.0-89-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-89-generic-pae, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-89-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-89-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-89-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-89-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-89-virtual
  • USN-2666-1: linux-image-3.16.0-43-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-43-powerpc64-emb, linux, linux-image-3.16.0-43-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-43-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-43-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-43-lowlatency, linux-image-3.16.0-43-generic-lpae
  • USN-2682-1: linux-image-3.16.0-44-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.16.0-44-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-44-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-44-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-44-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-44-lowlatency, linux-lts-utopic, linux-image-3.16.0-44-powerpc-e500mc
  • USN-2684-1: linux-image-3.19.0-23-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.19.0-23-generic, linux-image-3.19.0-23-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.19.0-23-lowlatency, linux-image-3.19.0-23-powerpc-e500mc, linux, linux-image-3.19.0-23-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.19.0-23-powerpc64-emb
  • USN-2679-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1468-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2678-1: linux-image-3.2.0-88-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-88-omap, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-88-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-88-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-88-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-88-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-88-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2685-1: linux-image-3.16.0-44-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.16.0-44-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-44-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-3.16.0-44-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-44-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-44-lowlatency, linux-image-3.16.0-44-powerpc-e500mc
  • USN-2680-1: linux-image-3.13.0-58-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-58-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty
  • USN-2681-1: linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-58-generic-lpae, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-58-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-58-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-58-powerpc-e500
  • USN-2714-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1469-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2664-1: linux-image-3.16.0-43-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-43-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-43-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-43-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-43-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-43-lowlatency, linux-lts-utopic, linux-image-3.16.0-43-generic-lpae