[USN-3377-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Thu Aug 3 18:22:27 UTC 2017


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3377-1
August 03, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 17.04

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

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

Details:

Fan Wu and Shixiong Zhao discovered a race condition between inotify events
and vfs rename operations in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7533)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict
RLIMIT_STACK size. A local attacker could use this in conjunction with
another vulnerability to possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-1000365)

李强 discovered that the Virtio GPU driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly free memory in some situations. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (memory consumption). (CVE-2017-10810)

石磊 discovered that the RxRPC Kerberos 5 ticket handling code in the
Linux kernel did not properly verify metadata. A remote attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7482)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.04:
  linux-image-4.10.0-1013-raspi2  4.10.0-1013.16
  linux-image-4.10.0-30-generic   4.10.0-30.34
  linux-image-4.10.0-30-generic-lpae  4.10.0-30.34
  linux-image-4.10.0-30-lowlatency  4.10.0-30.34
  linux-image-generic             4.10.0.30.31
  linux-image-generic-lpae        4.10.0.30.31
  linux-image-lowlatency          4.10.0.30.31
  linux-image-raspi2              4.10.0.1013.15

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:
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3377-1
  CVE-2017-1000365, CVE-2017-10810, CVE-2017-7482, CVE-2017-7533

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.10.0-30.34
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.10.0-1013.16

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