USN-3385-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

11 August 2017

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel
  • linux-aws - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
  • linux-gke - Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
  • linux-raspi2 - Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2
  • linux-snapdragon - Linux kernel for Snapdragon processors

Details

Andrey Konovalov discovered a race condition in the UDP Fragmentation
Offload (UFO) code in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-1000112)

Andrey Konovalov discovered a race condition in AF_PACKET socket option
handling code in the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-1000111)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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-3386-1: linux-image-3.13.0-128-lowlatency, linux-image-generic, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-128-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-128-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-128-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-128-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-128-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-128-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-128-generic, linux
  • USN-3384-1: linux-image-generic, linux-raspi2, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-4.10.0-32-generic, linux-image-4.10.0-32-generic-lpae, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-4.10.0-1015-raspi2, linux, linux-image-4.10.0-32-lowlatency
  • USN-3384-2: linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.10.0-32-generic, linux-image-4.10.0-32-generic-lpae, linux-hwe, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.10.0-32-lowlatency
  • USN-3386-2: linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-128-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-128-generic
  • USN-3385-2: linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-91-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-91-powerpc64-smp, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-91-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.4.0-91-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-91-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-91-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-91-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial