[USN-3207-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Wed Feb 22 08:02:31 UTC 2017


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3207-1
February 22, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the block
device layer of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause
a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2016-7910)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the
sys_ioprio_get() function in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-7911)

Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2017-6074)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-110-generic  3.13.0-110.157
  linux-image-3.13.0-110-generic-lpae  3.13.0-110.157
  linux-image-3.13.0-110-lowlatency  3.13.0-110.157
  linux-image-3.13.0-110-powerpc-e500  3.13.0-110.157
  linux-image-3.13.0-110-powerpc-e500mc  3.13.0-110.157
  linux-image-3.13.0-110-powerpc-smp  3.13.0-110.157
  linux-image-3.13.0-110-powerpc64-emb  3.13.0-110.157
  linux-image-3.13.0-110-powerpc64-smp  3.13.0-110.157
  linux-image-generic             3.13.0.110.118
  linux-image-generic-lpae        3.13.0.110.118
  linux-image-highbank            3.13.0.110.118
  linux-image-lowlatency          3.13.0.110.118
  linux-image-powerpc-e500        3.13.0.110.118
  linux-image-powerpc-e500mc      3.13.0.110.118
  linux-image-powerpc-smp         3.13.0.110.118
  linux-image-powerpc64-emb       3.13.0.110.118
  linux-image-powerpc64-smp       3.13.0.110.118

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-3207-1
  CVE-2016-7910, CVE-2016-7911, CVE-2017-6074

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.13.0-110.157

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