USN-4364-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

19 May 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-kvm - Linux kernel for cloud environments
  • linux-lts-xenial - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Xenial for Trusty
  • linux-raspi2 - Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi (V7) systems
  • linux-snapdragon - Linux kernel for Qualcomm Snapdragon processors

Details

It was discovered that the ADIS16400 IIO IMU Driver for the Linux kernel
did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion).
(CVE-2019-19060)

It was discovered that the vhost net driver in the Linux kernel contained a
stack buffer overflow. A local attacker with the ability to perform ioctl()
calls on /dev/vhost-net could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2020-10942)

It was discovered that the Serial CAN interface driver in the Linux kernel
did not properly initialize data. A local attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2020-11494)

It was discovered that the linux kernel did not properly validate certain
mount options to the tmpfs virtual memory file system. A local attacker
with the ability to specify mount options could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash). (CVE-2020-11565)

It was discovered that the OV51x USB Camera device 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-2020-11608)

It was discovered that the STV06XX USB Camera device 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-2020-11609)

It was discovered that the Xirlink C-It USB Camera device 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-2020-11668)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
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

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  • USN-4226-1: linux-image-virtual, linux-gcp, linux-raspi2, linux-image-5.0.0-1028-gcp, linux-image-oem-osp1, linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-5.0.0-1009-oracle, linux-image-aws-edge, linux-image-oracle, linux-azure, linux, linux-image-5.0.0-38-generic-lpae, linux-image-5.0.0-1023-aws, linux-gke-5.0, linux-image-5.0.0-1024-raspi2, linux-oracle, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-azure, linux-image-5.0.0-1028-azure, linux-oem-osp1, linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-oracle-5.0, linux-image-generic, linux-image-5.0.0-38-lowlatency, linux-image-oracle-edge, linux-image-5.0.0-1033-oem-osp1, linux-image-aws, linux-image-gke-5.0, linux-aws-5.0, linux-image-5.0.0-1027-gke, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-gke, linux-image-5.0.0-1024-kvm, linux-kvm, linux-image-gcp, linux-image-5.0.0-38-generic, linux-aws
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