USN-2908-3: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities

22 February 2016

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux-raspi2 - Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2

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 did not properly enforce rlimits
for file descriptors sent over UNIX domain sockets. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4312)

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)

Andy Lutomirski discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's
translation lookaside buffer (TLB) handling of flush events. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly leak
sensitive information. (CVE-2016-2069)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 15.10

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-2931-1: linux-image-3.16.0-67-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-67-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-67-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-67-lowlatency, linux-lts-utopic, linux-image-3.16.0-67-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-67-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-67-generic-lpae
  • USN-2989-1: linux-image-3.13.0-87-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-87-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-87-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-87-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-87-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-87-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-87-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-87-generic
  • USN-2932-1: linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.19.0-56-generic, linux-image-3.19.0-56-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc64-emb, linux-lts-vivid, linux-image-3.19.0-56-lowlatency, linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2908-2: linux-image-4.2.0-30-lowlatency, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc-e500mc, linux-lts-wily, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic-lpae
  • USN-2967-1: linux-image-3.2.0-102-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-102-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-102-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-102-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-102-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-102-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-102-highbank, linux
  • USN-2929-2: linux-image-3.13.0-83-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-83-generic, linux-lts-trusty
  • USN-2886-1: linux-image-3.2.0-98-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-98-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-98-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-98-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-98-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-98-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-98-generic-pae
  • USN-2909-1: linux-image-3.16.0-62-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-62-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-62-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.16.0-62-lowlatency, linux-lts-utopic, linux-image-3.16.0-62-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-62-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-62-powerpc-e500mc
  • USN-2907-2: linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-79-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-79-generic-lpae
  • USN-2886-2: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1476-omap4
  • USN-2929-1: linux-image-3.13.0-83-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-83-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-83-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-83-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-83-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-83-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-83-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-83-powerpc-smp, linux
  • USN-2908-1: linux-image-4.2.0-30-lowlatency, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.2.0-30-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-30-generic-lpae, linux
  • USN-2907-1: linux-image-3.13.0-79-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-79-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-79-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-79-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-79-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-79-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-79-powerpc-e500mc, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-79-generic-lpae
  • USN-2998-1: linux-image-3.13.0-88-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-88-generic, linux-lts-trusty
  • USN-2910-1: linux-image-3.19.0-51-generic, linux-image-3.19.0-51-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.19.0-51-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.19.0-51-lowlatency, linux-image-3.19.0-51-generic-lpae, linux-lts-vivid, linux-image-3.19.0-51-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.19.0-51-powerpc-smp
  • USN-2967-2: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1480-omap4