[USN-6151-1] Linux kernel (Xilinx ZynqMP) vulnerabilities
Rodrigo Figueiredo Zaiden
rodrigo.zaiden at canonical.com
Thu Jun 8 22:55:04 UTC 2023
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6151-1
June 08, 2023
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
- linux-xilinx-zynqmp: Linux kernel for Xilinx ZynqMP processors
It was discovered that the System V IPC implementation in the Linux kernel
did not properly handle large shared memory counts. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2021-3669)
It was discovered that the KVM VMX implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle indirect branch prediction isolation between L1 and L2
VMs. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive
information from the host OS or other guest VMs. (CVE-2022-2196)
Gerald Lee discovered that the USB Gadget file system implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a race condition, leading to a use-after-free
vulnerability in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause
a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
It was discovered that the RNDIS USB driver in the Linux kernel contained
an integer overflow vulnerability. A local attacker with physical access
could plug in a malicious USB device to cause a denial of service (system
crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-23559)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
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.
CVE-2021-3669, CVE-2022-2196, CVE-2022-4382, CVE-2023-23559
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