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USN-2907-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

22 February 2016

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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Details

halfdog discovered that OverlayFS, when mounting on top of a FUSE mount,
incorrectly propagated file attributes, including setuid. A local
unprivileged attacker could use this to gain privileges. (CVE-2016-1576)

halfdog discovered that OverlayFS in the Linux kernel incorrectly
propagated security sensitive extended attributes, such as
POSIX ACLs. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to gain
privileges. (CVE-2016-1575)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel keyring subsystem contained a race
between read and revoke operations. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7550)

郭永刚 discovered that the Linux kernel networking implementation did
not validate protocol identifiers for certain protocol families, A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2015-8543)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the pptp implementation in the Linux kernel
did not verify an address length when setting up a socket. A local attacker
could use this to craft an application that exposed sensitive information
from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-8569)

David Miller discovered that the Bluetooth implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly validate the socket address length for Synchronous
Connection-Oriented (SCO) sockets. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-8575)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel's Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE)
implementation did not handle initial zero length segments properly. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (unkillable
task). (CVE-2015-8785)

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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.
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.

Related notices

  • USN-2911-1: linux-image-3.2.0-99-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-99-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-99-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-99-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-99-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-99-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-99-generic-pae, linux
  • USN-2890-2: linux-image-4.2.0-27-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.2.0-27-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.2.0-27-lowlatency, linux-image-4.2.0-27-generic, linux-image-4.2.0-27-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-27-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.2.0-27-powerpc-smp, linux-image-extra-4.2.0-27-generic, linux-lts-wily
  • USN-2910-1: linux-image-3.19.0-51-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.19.0-51-lowlatency, linux-image-3.19.0-51-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.19.0-51-generic, linux-lts-vivid, linux-image-extra-3.19.0-51-generic, linux-image-3.19.0-51-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.19.0-51-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.19.0-51-generic-lpae
  • USN-2888-1: linux-image-extra-3.16.0-60-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-60-powerpc64-emb, linux-lts-utopic, linux-image-3.16.0-60-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-60-lowlatency, linux-image-3.16.0-60-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-60-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.16.0-60-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-60-generic
  • USN-2907-2: linux-image-3.13.0-79-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-79-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty
  • USN-2911-2: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1477-omap4
  • USN-2890-3: linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.2.0-1022-raspi2
  • USN-2890-1: linux-image-4.2.0-27-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.2.0-27-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.2.0-27-lowlatency, linux-image-4.2.0-27-generic, linux-image-4.2.0-27-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-27-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.2.0-27-powerpc-smp, linux
  • USN-2886-2: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1476-omap4
  • USN-2886-1: linux-image-3.2.0-98-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-98-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-98-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-98-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-98-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-98-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-98-generic-pae
  • USN-2909-1: linux-image-3.16.0-62-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-62-generic-lpae, linux-lts-utopic, linux-image-3.16.0-62-lowlatency, linux-image-3.16.0-62-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-62-powerpc-smp, linux-image-extra-3.16.0-62-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-62-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-62-powerpc-e500mc
  • USN-2908-2: linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc64-emb, linux-lts-wily, linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-extra-4.2.0-30-generic, linux-image-4.2.0-30-lowlatency
  • USN-2908-3: linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.2.0-1025-raspi2
  • USN-2908-1: linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic, linux, linux-image-4.2.0-30-lowlatency