USN-3983-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

15 May 2019

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux-lts-trusty - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty for Precise ESM

Details

USN-3983-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu
12.04 LTS.

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Giorgi Maisuradze, Dan
Horea Lutas, Andrei Lutas, Volodymyr Pikhur, Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa
Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos,
Cristiano Giuffrida, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, and Daniel Gruss
discovered that memory previously stored in microarchitectural fill buffers
of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a malicious process that is
executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information. (CVE-2018-12130)

Brandon Falk, Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Stephan
van Schaik, Alyssa Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh
Razavi, Herbert Bos, and Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that memory
previously stored in microarchitectural load ports of an Intel CPU core may
be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A
local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-12127)

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Marina Minkin, Daniel
Moghimi, Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Jo Van Bulck, Daniel Genkin, Daniel
Gruss, Berk Sunar, Frank Piessens, and Yuval Yarom discovered that memory
previously stored in microarchitectural store buffers of an Intel CPU core
may be exposed to a malicious process that is executing on the same CPU
core. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2018-12126)

Ke Sun, Henrique Kawakami, Kekai Hu, Rodrigo Branco, Volodrmyr Pikhur,
Moritz Lipp, Michael Schwarz, Daniel Gruss, Stephan van Schaik, Alyssa
Milburn, Sebastian Österlund, Pietro Frigo, Kaveh Razavi, Herbert Bos, and
Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that uncacheable memory previously stored in
microarchitectural buffers of an Intel CPU core may be exposed to a
malicious process that is executing on the same CPU core. A local attacker
could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-11091)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

Please note that fully mitigating the Microarchitectural Data Sampling
(MDS) issues (CVE-2018-12126, CVE-2018-12127, CVE-2018-12130, and
CVE-2019-11091) requires corresponding processor microcode/firmware
updates or, in virtual environments, hypervisor updates.

Related notices

  • USN-3983-1: linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-saucy, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-170-generic, linux-image-generic, linux-image-generic-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.13.0-170-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-170-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-170-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-virtual, linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, linux-image-omap, linux, linux-image-generic-lts-raring, linux-image-3.13.0-170-powerpc-smp, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-170-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-170-powerpc-e500, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-e500, linux-image-lowlatency-pae, linux-image-3.13.0-170-generic-lpae, linux-image-highbank, linux-image-generic-pae, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-generic-lts-quantal, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-3978-1: qemu-user-binfmt, qemu-system-x86, qemu-guest-agent, qemu-system-s390x, qemu-system-gui, qemu-utils, qemu-system-data, qemu-system-aarch64, qemu-keymaps, qemu-system-arm, qemu-kvm, qemu-system-sparc, qemu, qemu-user-static, qemu-common, qemu-system-misc, qemu-system-ppc, qemu-user, qemu-system-common, qemu-system-mips, qemu-block-extra, qemu-system
  • USN-3981-1: linux-image-gcp, linux-image-4.15.0-1032-gcp, linux-image-4.15.0-50-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.15.0-1034-kvm, linux-image-4.15.0-1013-oracle, linux-image-generic, linux-image-4.15.0-1039-aws, linux-image-oracle, linux-image-4.15.0-1038-oem, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.15.0-50-lowlatency, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-virtual, linux-kvm, linux-oracle, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04, linux-raspi2, linux-gcp, linux-image-4.15.0-50-generic, linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04-edge, linux, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.15.0-1036-raspi2, linux-oem, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.15.0-1053-snapdragon, linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04-edge, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04-edge, linux-image-aws, linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04-edge, linux-image-oem, linux-aws, linux-image-lowlatency
  • USN-3977-2: intel-microcode
  • USN-3977-3: intel-microcode
  • USN-3981-2: linux-image-gcp, linux-hwe, linux-image-gke, linux-image-4.15.0-1032-gcp, linux-image-4.15.0-50-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.15.0-1013-oracle, linux-image-oracle, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.15.0-50-lowlatency, linux-oracle, linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04, linux-image-azure, linux-gcp, linux-image-4.15.0-50-generic, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.15.0-1045-azure, linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, linux-image-oem, linux-azure
  • USN-3977-1: intel-microcode
  • USN-3985-2: libvirt-bin, libvirt, libvirt0
  • USN-3982-2: linux-image-4.4.0-148-lowlatency, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-148-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-148-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-148-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-148-generic, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-148-generic-lpae, linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-148-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-3982-1: linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-148-powerpc-smp, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-wily, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-148-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-148-generic, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-wily, linux-image-virtual-lts-wily, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-utopic, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-utopic, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-vivid, linux-image-4.4.0-148-generic-lpae, linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-1113-snapdragon, linux-image-generic, linux-image-4.4.0-148-lowlatency, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-148-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-vivid, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-wily, linux-image-generic-lts-vivid, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-utopic, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-virtual, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-wily, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-kvm, linux-image-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-image-generic-lts-wily, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-utopic, linux-image-4.4.0-148-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-generic-lts-utopic, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-utopic, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-utopic, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-vivid, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-vivid, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-vivid, linux, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-wily, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-vivid, linux-image-4.4.0-1109-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-1083-aws, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-virtual-lts-utopic, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-virtual-lts-vivid, linux-image-aws, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-wily, linux-image-raspi2, linux-aws, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-1046-kvm
  • USN-3979-1: linux-image-gcp, linux-image-5.0.0-15-lowlatency, linux-image-gke, linux-image-generic, linux-image-virtual, linux-kvm, linux-image-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-image-azure, linux-image-5.0.0-1006-gcp, linux-gcp, linux-image-5.0.0-1008-raspi2, linux, linux-image-5.0.0-1006-azure, linux-image-5.0.0-1006-aws, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-5.0.0-15-generic, linux-image-5.0.0-1006-kvm, linux-image-5.0.0-15-generic-lpae, linux-image-aws, linux-image-raspi2, linux-azure, linux-aws, linux-image-lowlatency
  • USN-3984-1: linux-image-generic, linux-image-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-140-virtual, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-140-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-virtual, linux-image-generic-pae, linux-image-powerpc, linux-image-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-140-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-140-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-140-highbank, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-140-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-140-powerpc-smp
  • USN-3985-1: libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-sheepdog, libvirt-daemon, libvirt, libvirt-clients, libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-rbd, libvirt-wireshark, libvirt0, libvirt-doc, libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-gluster, libvirt-dev, libvirt-sanlock, libnss-libvirt, libvirt-daemon-driver-storage-zfs, libvirt-bin, libvirt-daemon-system
  • USN-3980-2: linux-image-snapdragon-hwe-18.04, linux-image-4.18.0-20-generic, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04, linux-image-4.18.0-20-snapdragon, linux-hwe, linux-azure, linux-image-4.18.0-20-lowlatency, linux-image-4.18.0-1018-azure, linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04, linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04, linux-image-azure, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04, linux-image-4.18.0-20-generic-lpae
  • USN-3980-1: linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-gcp, linux-image-4.18.0-20-lowlatency, linux-image-gke, linux-image-generic, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.18.0-20-snapdragon, linux-image-virtual, linux-kvm, linux-image-4.18.0-1012-kvm, linux-image-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-image-azure, linux-gcp, linux-image-4.18.0-1016-aws, linux, linux-image-4.18.0-1014-raspi2, linux-image-4.18.0-1011-gcp, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.18.0-20-generic-lpae, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-4.18.0-20-generic, linux-image-aws, linux-image-raspi2, linux-azure, linux-aws, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.18.0-1018-azure, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-powerpc64-smp