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[USN-4680-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4680-1
January 06, 2021

linux, linux-aws, linux-aws-hwe, linux-azure, linux-azure-4.15, linux-gcp,
linux-gcp-4.15, linux-gke-4.15, linux-hwe, linux-kvm, linux-oracle,
linux-raspi2, linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

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-4.15: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-gcp-4.15: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-gke-4.15: Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
- linux-raspi2: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi (V8) systems
- linux-snapdragon: Linux kernel for Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
- linux-aws-hwe: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems
- linux-azure: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-gcp: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
- linux-hwe: Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel

Details:

It was discovered that debugfs in the Linux kernel as used by blktrace
contained a use-after-free in some situations. A privileged local attacker
could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2019-19770)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the binder IPC
implementation in the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after-free
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-0423)

Daniele Antonioli, Nils Ole Tippenhauer, and Kasper Rasmussen discovered
that legacy pairing and secure-connections pairing authentication in the
Bluetooth protocol could allow an unauthenticated user to complete
authentication without pairing credentials via adjacent access. A
physically proximate attacker could use this to impersonate a previously
paired Bluetooth device. (CVE-2020-10135)

It was discovered that the console keyboard driver in the Linux kernel
contained a race condition. A local attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2020-25656)

Minh Yuan discovered that the tty driver in the Linux kernel contained race
conditions when handling fonts. A local attacker could possibly use this to
expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2020-25668)

Keyu Man discovered that the ICMP global rate limiter in the Linux kernel
could be used to assist in scanning open UDP ports. A remote attacker could
use to facilitate attacks on UDP based services that depend on source port
randomization. (CVE-2020-25705)

Jinoh Kang discovered that the Xen event channel infrastructure in the
Linux kernel contained a race condition. An attacker in guest could
possibly use this to cause a denial of service (dom0 crash).
(CVE-2020-27675)

Daniel Axtens discovered that PowerPC RTAS implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly restrict memory accesses in some situations. A
privileged local attacker could use this to arbitrarily modify kernel
memory, potentially bypassing kernel lockdown restrictions.
(CVE-2020-27777)

Minh Yuan discovered that the framebuffer console driver in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle fonts in some conditions. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2020-28974)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1062-oracle  4.15.0-1062.68
  linux-image-4.15.0-1077-gke     4.15.0-1077.82
  linux-image-4.15.0-1077-raspi2  4.15.0-1077.82
  linux-image-4.15.0-1082-kvm     4.15.0-1082.84
  linux-image-4.15.0-1091-aws     4.15.0-1091.96
  linux-image-4.15.0-1091-gcp     4.15.0-1091.104
  linux-image-4.15.0-1094-snapdragon  4.15.0-1094.103
  linux-image-4.15.0-1103-azure   4.15.0-1103.114
  linux-image-4.15.0-129-generic  4.15.0-129.132
  linux-image-4.15.0-129-generic-lpae  4.15.0-129.132
  linux-image-4.15.0-129-lowlatency  4.15.0-129.132
  linux-image-aws-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1091.93
  linux-image-azure-lts-18.04     4.15.0.1103.76
  linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04       4.15.0.1091.109
  linux-image-generic             4.15.0.129.116
  linux-image-generic-lpae        4.15.0.129.116
  linux-image-gke                 4.15.0.1077.81
  linux-image-gke-4.15            4.15.0.1077.81
  linux-image-kvm                 4.15.0.1082.78
  linux-image-lowlatency          4.15.0.129.116
  linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04    4.15.0.1062.72
  linux-image-powerpc-e500mc      4.15.0.129.116
  linux-image-powerpc-smp         4.15.0.129.116
  linux-image-powerpc64-emb       4.15.0.129.116
  linux-image-powerpc64-smp       4.15.0.129.116
  linux-image-raspi2              4.15.0.1077.74
  linux-image-snapdragon          4.15.0.1094.97
  linux-image-virtual             4.15.0.129.116

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1062-oracle  4.15.0-1062.68~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1091-aws     4.15.0-1091.96~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1091-gcp     4.15.0-1091.104~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-1103-azure   4.15.0-1103.114~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-129-generic  4.15.0-129.132~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-129-generic-lpae  4.15.0-129.132~16.04.1
  linux-image-4.15.0-129-lowlatency  4.15.0-129.132~16.04.1
  linux-image-aws-hwe             4.15.0.1091.85
  linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1103.96
  linux-image-gcp                 4.15.0.1091.92
  linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.129.128
  linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04  4.15.0.129.128
  linux-image-gke                 4.15.0.1091.92
  linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04  4.15.0.129.128
  linux-image-oem                 4.15.0.129.128
  linux-image-oracle              4.15.0.1062.51
  linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04   4.15.0.129.128

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  linux-image-4.15.0-1103-azure   4.15.0-1103.114~14.04.1
  linux-image-azure               4.15.0.1103.78

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/4680-1
  CVE-2019-19770, CVE-2020-0423, CVE-2020-10135, CVE-2020-25656,
  CVE-2020-25668, CVE-2020-25705, CVE-2020-27675, CVE-2020-27777,
  CVE-2020-28974

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.15.0-129.132
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1091.96
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure-4.15/4.15.0-1103.114
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp-4.15/4.15.0-1091.104
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gke-4.15/4.15.0-1077.82
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.15.0-1082.84
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1062.68
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.15.0-1077.82
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.15.0-1094.103
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws-hwe/4.15.0-1091.96~16.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/4.15.0-1103.114~16.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/4.15.0-1091.104~16.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-hwe/4.15.0-129.132~16.04.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/4.15.0-1062.68~16.04.1


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