USN-3798-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

23 October 2018

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux
kernel did not properly restrict adding a key that already exists but is
negatively instantiated. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2015-8539)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the device
driver for XCeive xc2028/xc3028 tuners in the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-7913)

Pengfei Ding (丁鹏飞), Chenfu Bao (包沉浮), and Lenx Wei (韦韬)
discovered a race condition in the generic SCSI driver (sg) of the Linux
kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0794)

Eric Biggers discovered that the key management subsystem in the Linux
kernel did not properly restrict adding a key that already exists but is
uninstantiated. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15299)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference could be triggered in the
OCFS2 file system implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-18216)

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)

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)

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the NFC Logical Link
Control Protocol (llcp) implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-9518)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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-3631-1: linux-raspi2, linux-image-aws, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-1021-kvm, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-aws, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-1087-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-121-lowlatency, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.4.0-121-generic-lpae, linux-kvm, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-4.4.0-1090-snapdragon, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-121-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-1055-aws, linux-snapdragon
  • USN-3507-2: linux-image-gcp, linux-image-gke, linux-gcp, linux-image-4.13.0-1002-gcp
  • USN-3798-2: linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-161-generic, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-161-generic-lpae
  • USN-3507-1: linux-raspi2, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.13.0-19-generic-lpae, linux-image-raspi2, linux, linux-image-4.13.0-19-lowlatency, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-4.13.0-1008-raspi2, linux-image-4.13.0-19-generic
  • USN-3776-1: linux-raspi2, linux-image-aws, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-137-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-137-lowlatency, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-137-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-1069-aws, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-1035-kvm, linux-image-4.4.0-137-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-1098-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-1102-snapdragon, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-kvm, linux, linux-image-4.4.0-137-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-137-powerpc-smp, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-137-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-3485-1: linux-image-4.4.0-1041-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic, linux-image-aws, linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-1010-kvm, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-101-lowlatency, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc64-smp, linux-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-1079-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-1077-raspi2, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-gke, linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc-smp, linux-kvm, linux-image-gke, linux, linux-image-4.4.0-1034-gke, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-snapdragon
  • USN-3776-2: linux-image-4.4.0-1031-aws, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-137-powerpc-smp, linux-image-aws, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-137-generic-lpae, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-137-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-137-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-137-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-137-generic, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-137-powerpc64-smp, linux-aws
  • USN-3485-3: linux-image-aws, linux-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-1003-aws
  • USN-3631-2: linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-121-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-1017-aws, linux-image-aws, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-121-generic-lpae, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-121-generic, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc-smp, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-121-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-aws
  • USN-3312-1: linux-raspi2, linux-image-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-79-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-1059-snapdragon, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-1018-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-79-generic, linux-image-generic, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-virtual, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-aws, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-79-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-gke, linux-image-gke, linux, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-79-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-1057-raspi2, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-1014-gke, linux-image-4.4.0-79-powerpc-smp, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-79-generic-lpae
  • USN-3312-2: linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-79-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-79-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-79-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-79-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-79-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-79-lowlatency, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-79-generic-lpae
  • USN-3485-2: linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-101-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc-smp, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-101-lowlatency, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-101-powerpc64-smp