[USN-2908-5] Linux kernel (Wily HWE) regression
steve.beattie at canonical.com
Sat Feb 27 08:52:22 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2908-5
February 27, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
USN-2908-2 introduced a regression in the Ubuntu 15.10 Linux kernel
backported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
- linux-lts-wily: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Wily for Trusty
USN-2908-2 fixed vulnerabilities in the Ubuntu 15.10 Linux kernel
backported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. An incorrect locking fix caused a
regression that broke graphics displays for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guests
running the Ubuntu 15.10 backport kernel within VMWare virtual
machines. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
halfdog discovered that OverlayFS, when mounting on top of a FUSE mount,
incorrectly propagated file attributes, including setuid. A local
unprivileged attacker could use this to gain privileges. (CVE-2016-1576)
halfdog discovered that OverlayFS in the Linux kernel incorrectly
propagated security sensitive extended attributes, such as POSIX ACLs. A
local unprivileged attacker could use this to gain privileges.
It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly enforce rlimits
for file descriptors sent over UNIX domain sockets. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4312)
It was discovered that the Linux kernel's Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE)
implementation did not handle initial zero length segments properly. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (unkillable
Andy Lutomirski discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's
translation lookaside buffer (TLB) handling of flush events. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly leak
sensitive information. (CVE-2016-2069)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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