[USN-3335-2] Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerability

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Wed Jun 21 18:37:55 UTC 2017


==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3335-2
June 21, 2017

linux-lts-trusty vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- linux-lts-trusty: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty for Precise

Details:

USN-3335-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu
12.04 ESM.

It was discovered that the stack guard page for processes in the Linux
kernel was not sufficiently large enough to prevent overlapping with the
heap. An attacker could leverage this with another vulnerability to execute
arbitrary code and gain administrative privileges

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
  linux-image-3.13.0-121-generic  3.13.0-121.170~precise1
  linux-image-3.13.0-121-generic-lpae  3.13.0-121.170~precise1
  linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty  3.13.0.121.112
  linux-image-generic-lts-trusty  3.13.0.121.112

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-3335-2
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3335-1
  CVE-2017-1000364

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 819 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/attachments/20170621/009a2c87/attachment.pgp>


More information about the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list