[USN-4678-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie steve.beattie at canonical.com
Wed Jan 6 03:56:09 UTC 2021


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4678-1
January 06, 2021

linux, linux-aws, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-kvm, linux-oracle,
linux-raspi vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 20.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel
- linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-azure: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-gcp: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
- linux-raspi: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi (V8) systems

Details:

It was discovered that the AMD Running Average Power Limit (RAPL) driver in
the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to power data. A local
attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2020-12912)

Jann Horn discovered that the io_uring subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly perform reference counting in some situations. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly
escalate privileges. (CVE-2020-29534)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.10:
  linux-image-5.8.0-1011-raspi    5.8.0-1011.14
  linux-image-5.8.0-1011-raspi-nolpae  5.8.0-1011.14
  linux-image-5.8.0-1014-kvm      5.8.0-1014.15
  linux-image-5.8.0-1014-oracle   5.8.0-1014.14
  linux-image-5.8.0-1015-gcp      5.8.0-1015.15
  linux-image-5.8.0-1016-azure    5.8.0-1016.17
  linux-image-5.8.0-1017-aws      5.8.0-1017.18
  linux-image-5.8.0-34-generic    5.8.0-34.37
  linux-image-5.8.0-34-generic-64k  5.8.0-34.37
  linux-image-5.8.0-34-generic-lpae  5.8.0-34.37
  linux-image-5.8.0-34-lowlatency  5.8.0-34.37
  linux-image-aws                 5.8.0.1017.19
  linux-image-azure               5.8.0.1016.16
  linux-image-gcp                 5.8.0.1015.15
  linux-image-generic             5.8.0.34.39
  linux-image-generic-64k         5.8.0.34.39
  linux-image-generic-lpae        5.8.0.34.39
  linux-image-gke                 5.8.0.1015.15
  linux-image-kvm                 5.8.0.1014.16
  linux-image-lowlatency          5.8.0.34.39
  linux-image-oracle              5.8.0.1014.14
  linux-image-raspi               5.8.0.1011.14
  linux-image-raspi-nolpae        5.8.0.1011.14
  linux-image-virtual             5.8.0.34.39

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://usn.ubuntu.com/4678-1
  CVE-2020-12912, CVE-2020-29534

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/5.8.0-34.37
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/5.8.0-1017.18
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/5.8.0-1016.17
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/5.8.0-1015.15
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/5.8.0-1014.15
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/5.8.0-1014.14
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi/5.8.0-1011.14

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