Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3674-1
June 11, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
- linux: Linux kernel
It was discovered that the netfilter subsystem of the Linux kernel did not
properly validate ebtables offsets. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the RDS
(Reliable Datagram Sockets) protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
Eyal Itkin discovered that the USB displaylink video adapter driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate mmap offsets sent from userspace. A
local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel
memory) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-8781)
Xingyuan Lin discovered that a out-of-bounds read existed in the USB Video
Class (UVC) driver of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-0627)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
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.