[USN-3342-2] Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Thu Jun 29 18:42:07 UTC 2017


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3342-2
June 29, 2017

linux-hwe 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-hwe: Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel

Details:

USN-3342-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.10.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware
Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

USN-3333-1 fixed a vulnerability in the Linux kernel. However, that
fix introduced regressions for some Java applications. This update
addresses the issue. We apologize for the inconvenience.

It was discovered that a use-after-free flaw existed in the filesystem
encryption subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-7374)

Roee Hay discovered that the parallel port printer driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly bounds check passed arguments. A local attacker
with write access to the kernel command line arguments could use this to
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-1000363)

Ingo Molnar discovered that the VideoCore DRM driver in the Linux kernel
did not return an error after detecting certain overflows. A local attacker
could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service (OOPS).
(CVE-2017-5577)

Li Qiang discovered that an integer overflow vulnerability existed in the
Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for VMWare devices in the Linux
kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-7294)

It was discovered that a double-free vulnerability existed in the IPv4
stack of the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2017-8890)

Andrey Konovalov discovered an IPv6 out-of-bounds read error in the Linux
kernel's IPv6 stack. A local attacker could cause a denial of service or
potentially other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9074)

Andrey Konovalov discovered a flaw in the handling of inheritance in the
Linux kernel's IPv6 stack. A local user could exploit this issue to cause a
denial of service or possibly other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9075)

It was discovered that dccp v6 in the Linux kernel mishandled inheritance.
A local attacker could exploit this issue to cause a denial of service or
potentially other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-9076)

It was discovered that the transmission control protocol (tcp) v6 in the
Linux kernel mishandled inheritance. A local attacker could exploit this
issue to cause a denial of service or potentially other unspecified
problems. (CVE-2017-9077)

It was discovered that the IPv6 stack in the Linux kernel was performing
its over write consistency check after the data was actually overwritten. A
local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2017-9242)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.8.0-58-generic    4.8.0-58.63~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.8.0-58-generic-lpae  4.8.0-58.63~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.8.0-58-lowlatency  4.8.0-58.63~16.04.1
  linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04   4.8.0.58.29
  linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04  4.8.0.58.29
  linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04  4.8.0.58.29

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-3342-2
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3342-1
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3333-1
  https://launchpad.net/bugs/1699772
  CVE-2017-1000363, CVE-2017-5577, CVE-2017-7294, CVE-2017-7374,
  CVE-2017-8890, CVE-2017-9074, CVE-2017-9075, CVE-2017-9076,
  CVE-2017-9077, CVE-2017-9242

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe/4.8.0-58.63~16.04.1

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