[USN-3129-2] Linux kernel (Raspberry Pi 2) vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Fri Nov 11 09:42:20 UTC 2016


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3129-2
November 11, 2016

linux-raspi2 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 16.10

Summary:

The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software Description:
- linux-raspi2: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi 2

Details:

Ondrej Kozina discovered that the keyring interface in the Linux kernel
contained a buffer overflow when displaying timeout events via the
/proc/keys interface. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2016-7042)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.10:
  linux-image-4.8.0-1018-raspi2   4.8.0-1018.21
  linux-image-raspi2              4.8.0.1018.21

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.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3129-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3129-1
  CVE-2016-7042

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.8.0-1018.21

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