[USN-3364-3] Linux kernel (AWS, GKE) vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Tue Jul 25 23:39:53 UTC 2017


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3364-3
July 25, 2017

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-gke: Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems

Details:

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a Wake-
on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive
information (kernel memory). (CVE-2014-9900)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to
/proc/iomem. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive
information. (CVE-2015-8944)

Alexander Potapenko discovered a race condition in the Advanced Linux Sound
Architecture (ALSA) subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could
use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory).
(CVE-2017-1000380)

Li Qiang discovered that the DRM driver for VMware Virtual GPUs in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate some ioctl arguments. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-7346)

Jann Horn discovered that bpf in Linux kernel does not restrict the output
of the print_bpf_insn function. A local attacker could use this to obtain
sensitive address information. (CVE-2017-9150)

Murray McAllister discovered that the DRM driver for VMware Virtual GPUs in
the Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory. A local attacker could
use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-9605)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.4.0-1022-gke      4.4.0-1022.22
  linux-image-4.4.0-1026-aws      4.4.0-1026.35
  linux-image-aws                 4.4.0.1026.29
  linux-image-gke                 4.4.0.1022.24

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-3364-3
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3364-1
  CVE-2014-9900, CVE-2015-8944, CVE-2017-1000380, CVE-2017-7346,
  CVE-2017-9150, CVE-2017-9605

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.4.0-1026.35
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gke/4.4.0-1022.22

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