USN-3049-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

10 August 2016

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not
correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A
local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative
privileges. (CVE-2016-3134)

Vitaly Kuznetsov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly suppress
hugetlbfs support in X86 paravirtualized guests. An attacker in the guest
OS could cause a denial of service (guest system crash). (CVE-2016-3961)

It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel did
not ensure a data structure was initialized before referencing it after an
error condition occurred. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4470)

Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the netlink implementation of
the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain sensitive
information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-5243)

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.
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

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  • USN-3050-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1485-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2932-1: linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.19.0-56-lowlatency, linux-image-3.19.0-56-generic, linux-lts-vivid, linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.19.0-56-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.19.0-56-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2930-3: linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.2.0-1027-raspi2
  • USN-3007-1: linux-image-4.4.0-1012-raspi2, linux-raspi2
  • USN-2930-1: linux-image-4.2.0-34-generic-lpae, linux, linux-image-4.2.0-34-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-34-lowlatency, linux-image-4.2.0-34-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.2.0-34-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.2.0-34-generic, linux-image-4.2.0-34-powerpc-e500mc
  • USN-3005-1: linux-image-4.4.0-24-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-24-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-24-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-24-powerpc-e500mc, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-24-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-24-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-24-generic-lpae
  • USN-3055-1: linux-image-4.4.0-34-generic-lpae, linux, linux-image-4.4.0-34-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-34-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-34-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-34-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-34-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-34-powerpc64-emb
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