USN-3631-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

24 April 2018

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that a buffer overread vulnerability existed in the
keyring subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use
this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-13305)

It was discovered that the DM04/QQBOX USB driver in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle device attachment and warm-start. A physically
proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16538)

Luo Quan and Wei Yang discovered that a race condition existed in the
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem of the Linux kernel when
handling ioctl()s. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system deadlock). (CVE-2018-1000004)

Wang Qize discovered that an information disclosure vulnerability existed
in the SMBus driver for ACPI Embedded Controllers in the Linux kernel. A
local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel
pointer addresses). (CVE-2018-5750)

范龙飞 discovered that a race condition existed in the Advanced Linux
Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem of the Linux kernel that could lead to
a use-after-free or an out-of-bounds buffer access. A local attacker with
access to /dev/snd/seq could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-7566)

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-3655-2: linux-image-3.13.0-149-generic-lpae, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-149-generic, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty
  • USN-3697-2: linux-image-4.13.0-1031-oem, linux-oem, linux-image-oem
  • USN-3798-2: linux-image-3.13.0-161-generic, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-161-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty
  • USN-3655-1: linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-149-generic-lpae, linux, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-149-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-149-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-149-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-powerpc64-emb
  • USN-3798-1: linux-image-3.13.0-161-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-161-generic, linux, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-161-powerpc-smp, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-161-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-highbank, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-161-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-161-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-161-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-161-powerpc64-emb
  • USN-3754-1: linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-157-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-157-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-157-generic, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-157-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc64-emb
  • USN-3697-1: linux, linux-image-generic, linux-image-4.13.0-46-lowlatency, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.13.0-46-generic, linux-image-4.13.0-46-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.13.0-1023-raspi2, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-raspi2
  • USN-3698-1: linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc-smp, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-153-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-153-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-153-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-153-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc64-emb
  • USN-3698-2: linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-153-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-153-generic, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty
  • USN-3631-2: linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc-smp, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-aws, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-121-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.4.0-121-generic, linux-image-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-121-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-1017-aws