USN-3581-3: Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities

23 February 2018

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Releases

Packages

Details

Mohamed Ghannam discovered that the IPv4 raw socket implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a race condition leading to uninitialized pointer
usage. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17712)

ChunYu Wang discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the
SCTP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code, (CVE-2017-15115)

Mohamed Ghannam discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP
protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-8824)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10

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-3583-2: linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic
  • USN-3582-1: linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-116-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-116-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-1019-kvm, linux-image-4.4.0-116-powerpc64-smp, linux-kvm, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-aws, linux-image-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-4.4.0-1052-aws, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-1085-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-116-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-116-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-116-powerpc-smp, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-generic, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-1087-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-116-powerpc64-emb
  • USN-3581-1: linux-image-4.13.0-36-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-4.13.0-36-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-generic, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.13.0-36-generic-lpae
  • USN-3581-2: linux-image-4.13.0-36-generic, linux-image-4.13.0-1011-azure, linux-image-azure, linux-image-gcp, linux-image-gke, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.13.0-1011-gcp, linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, linux-azure, linux-image-4.13.0-36-lowlatency, linux-image-oem, linux-hwe, linux-oem, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.13.0-1021-oem, linux-gcp, linux-image-4.13.0-36-generic-lpae
  • USN-3583-1: linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-142-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic
  • USN-3582-2: linux-image-4.4.0-116-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-116-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-116-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-1014-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-116-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.4.0-116-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-116-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-aws, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-aws, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-116-powerpc64-emb