USN-3617-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

03 April 2018

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

It was discovered that a race condition leading to a use-after-free
vulnerability existed in the ALSA PCM subsystem of the Linux kernel. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash)
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0861)

It was discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel allowed
passthrough of the diagnostic I/O port 0x80. An attacker in a guest VM
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) in the host OS.
(CVE-2017-1000407)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the
network namespaces 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-2017-15129)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the usbtest device driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly validate endpoint metadata. A physically proximate
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-16532)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the SoundGraph iMON USB driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate device metadata. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2017-16537)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the IMS Passenger Control Unit USB driver
in the Linux kernel did not properly validate device descriptors. A
physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2017-16645)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the DiBcom DiB0700 USB DVB driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly handle detach events. A physically proximate
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-16646)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the ASIX Ethernet USB driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle suspend and resume events. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2017-16647)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC USB Ethernet driver did not
properly validate device descriptors. A physically proximate attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-16649)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the QMI WWAN USB driver did not properly
validate device descriptors. A physically proximate attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-16650)

It was discovered that the HugeTLB component of the Linux kernel did not
properly handle holes in hugetlb ranges. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-16994)

It was discovered that the netfilter component of the Linux did not
properly restrict access to the connection tracking helpers list. A local
attacker could use this to bypass intended access restrictions.
(CVE-2017-17448)

It was discovered that the netfilter passive OS fingerprinting (xt_osf)
module did not properly perform access control checks. A local attacker
could improperly modify the system-wide OS fingerprint list.
(CVE-2017-17450)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel
contained an out-of-bounds read when handling memory-mapped I/O. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-17741)

It was discovered that the Salsa20 encryption algorithm implementations in
the Linux kernel did not properly handle zero-length inputs. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-17805)

It was discovered that the HMAC implementation did not validate the state
of the underlying cryptographic hash algorithm. A local attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-17806)

It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly check permissions when a key request was performed on a task's
default keyring. A local attacker could use this to add keys to
unauthorized keyrings. (CVE-2017-17807)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the OCFS2 file system
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (kernel deadlock). (CVE-2017-18204)

It was discovered that the Broadcom NetXtremeII ethernet driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate Generic Segment Offload (GSO) packet
sizes. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (interface
unavailability). (CVE-2018-1000026)

It was discovered that the Reliable Datagram Socket (RDS) implementation in
the Linux kernel contained an out-of-bounds write during RDMA page allocation. An
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-5332)

Mohamed Ghannam discovered a null pointer dereference in the RDS (Reliable
Datagram Sockets) protocol implementation of the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-5333)

范龙飞 discovered that a race condition existed in loop block device
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-2018-5344)

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-3822-2: linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-162-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-162-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty
  • USN-3583-2: linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty
  • USN-3632-1: linux-image-4.13.0-1014-azure, linux-azure, linux-image-azure
  • USN-3583-1: linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-142-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-142-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-142-powerpc-e500, linux
  • USN-3655-1: linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-149-generic, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-149-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-149-generic-lpae, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-generic, linux
  • USN-3617-2: linux-image-4.13.0-1012-gcp, linux-image-4.13.0-1022-oem, linux-oem, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, linux-image-oem, linux-image-gke, linux-image-4.13.0-38-lowlatency, linux-hwe, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic, linux-gcp, linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, linux-image-gcp, linux-image-4.13.0-38-generic-lpae
  • USN-3617-3: linux-image-raspi2, linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.13.0-1016-raspi2
  • USN-3754-1: linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-157-generic, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-157-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-157-lowlatency
  • USN-3619-2: linux-image-4.4.0-119-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.4.0-1016-aws, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-image-aws, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-119-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-119-generic
  • USN-3655-2: linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-149-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-149-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty
  • USN-3822-1: linux-image-3.13.0-162-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-162-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-162-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-162-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-162-generic, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-162-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-162-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-162-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-generic, linux
  • USN-3620-2: linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-144-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-144-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty
  • USN-3619-1: linux-image-4.4.0-1086-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-119-generic-lpae, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc-smp, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-generic, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-1054-aws, linux-image-kvm, linux, linux-image-4.4.0-119-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-1088-snapdragon, linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-1020-kvm, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-119-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-119-generic
  • USN-3620-1: linux-image-3.13.0-144-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-144-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-144-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-144-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-144-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-144-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-144-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-144-powerpc-smp, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-generic, linux