USN-4319-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

10 April 2020

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel
  • linux-aws - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
  • linux-azure - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
  • linux-azure-5.3 - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
  • linux-gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
  • linux-gcp-5.3 - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
  • linux-hwe - Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel
  • linux-kvm - Linux kernel for cloud environments
  • linux-oracle - Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
  • linux-oracle-5.3 - Linux kernel Oracle Cloud systems
  • linux-raspi2 - Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2
  • linux-raspi2-5.3 - Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2

Details

It was discovered that the IPMI message handler implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain situations. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory
exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19046)

Al Viro discovered that the vfs layer in the Linux kernel contained a use-
after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information (kernel
memory). (CVE-2020-8428)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04

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-4302-1: linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-azure, linux-aws, linux-image-4.15.0-1074-snapdragon, linux-image-gke-4.15, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, linux-image-4.15.0-91-generic-lpae, linux-raspi2, linux-image-lowlatency, linux, linux-azure, linux-image-4.15.0-1063-aws, linux-image-aws, linux-image-4.15.0-1057-raspi2, linux-aws-hwe, linux-image-aws-lts-18.04, linux-image-generic, linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, linux-image-gcp, linux-image-aws-hwe, linux-image-4.15.0-91-generic, linux-oem, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-gke-4.15, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-oracle, linux-image-4.15.0-1035-oracle, linux-image-4.15.0-1056-kvm, linux-image-4.15.0-1074-azure, linux-image-4.15.0-91-lowlatency, linux-kvm, linux-gcp, linux-image-gke, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-4.15.0-1055-gke, linux-image-4.15.0-1058-gcp, linux-oracle, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-4.15.0-1076-oem, linux-hwe, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.15.0-1075-azure, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04, linux-image-oem, linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04, linux-image-virtual
  • USN-4325-1: linux-image-gke-5.0, linux-gke-5.0, linux-azure, linux-image-5.0.0-1036-azure, linux-image-5.0.0-1034-gcp, linux-image-azure, linux-image-oracle, linux-image-5.0.0-1033-gke, linux-image-5.0.0-1014-oracle, linux-image-5.0.0-1047-oem-osp1, linux-oracle-5.0, linux-gcp, linux-image-gcp, linux-oem-osp1, linux-image-oem-osp1
  • USN-4324-1: linux-image-azure, linux-image-4.15.0-1058-kvm, linux-image-4.15.0-1060-gcp, linux-aws, linux-image-gke-4.15, linux-image-kvm, linux-raspi2, linux-azure, linux-image-aws, linux-aws-hwe, linux-image-4.15.0-1037-oracle, linux-image-aws-lts-18.04, linux-image-gcp, linux-image-aws-hwe, linux-oem, linux-image-4.15.0-1077-azure, linux-gke-4.15, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-4.15.0-1076-snapdragon, linux-image-oracle, linux-kvm, linux-gcp, linux-image-azure-edge, linux-image-gke, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-4.15.0-1060-raspi2, linux-image-4.15.0-1057-gke, linux-oracle, linux-image-4.15.0-1065-aws, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-4.15.0-1079-oem, linux-image-oem, linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04
  • USN-4320-1: linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-177-lowlatency, linux-image-4.4.0-1131-raspi2, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-1105-aws, linux-aws, linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-177-powerpc64-smp, linux-raspi2, linux-image-4.4.0-1065-aws, linux-image-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-aws, linux-image-4.4.0-1135-snapdragon, linux-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-177-generic, linux-image-generic, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-1069-kvm, linux-image-4.4.0-177-powerpc-smp, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-kvm, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-177-powerpc64-emb, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-4.4.0-177-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-177-generic-lpae, linux-image-virtual, linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial
  • USN-4318-1: linux-image-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-hwe, linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-4.15.0-96-generic, linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.15.0-96-lowlatency, linux-image-4.15.0-96-generic-lpae, linux-image-generic, linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, linux-image-oem, linux-image-virtual, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc