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[USN-4681-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Steve Beattie
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4681-1
January 06, 2021

linux, linux-aws, linux-kvm, linux-lts-xenial, linux-raspi2,
linux-snapdragon vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- 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-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-raspi2: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi (V8) systems
- linux-snapdragon: Linux kernel for Qualcomm Snapdragon processors
- linux-lts-xenial: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Xenial for Trusty

Details:

Ryan Hall discovered that the Intel 700 Series Ethernet Controllers driver
in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in some conditions.
A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel memory
exhaustion). (CVE-2019-0148)

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)

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)

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)

It was discovered that Power 9 processors could be coerced to expose
information from the L1 cache in certain situations. A local attacker could
use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-4788)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  linux-image-4.4.0-1085-kvm      4.4.0-1085.94
  linux-image-4.4.0-1119-aws      4.4.0-1119.133
  linux-image-4.4.0-1143-raspi2   4.4.0-1143.153
  linux-image-4.4.0-1147-snapdragon  4.4.0-1147.157
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-generic   4.4.0-198.230
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-generic-lpae  4.4.0-198.230
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-lowlatency  4.4.0-198.230
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-powerpc-e500mc  4.4.0-198.230
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-powerpc-smp  4.4.0-198.230
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-powerpc64-emb  4.4.0-198.230
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-powerpc64-smp  4.4.0-198.230
  linux-image-aws                 4.4.0.1119.124
  linux-image-generic             4.4.0.198.204
  linux-image-generic-lpae        4.4.0.198.204
  linux-image-kvm                 4.4.0.1085.83
  linux-image-lowlatency          4.4.0.198.204
  linux-image-powerpc-e500mc      4.4.0.198.204
  linux-image-powerpc-smp         4.4.0.198.204
  linux-image-powerpc64-emb       4.4.0.198.204
  linux-image-powerpc64-smp       4.4.0.198.204
  linux-image-raspi2              4.4.0.1143.143
  linux-image-snapdragon          4.4.0.1147.139
  linux-image-virtual             4.4.0.198.204

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
  linux-image-4.4.0-1083-aws      4.4.0-1083.87
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-generic   4.4.0-198.230~14.04.1
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-generic-lpae  4.4.0-198.230~14.04.1
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-lowlatency  4.4.0-198.230~14.04.1
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-powerpc-e500mc  4.4.0-198.230~14.04.1
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-powerpc-smp  4.4.0-198.230~14.04.1
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-powerpc64-emb  4.4.0-198.230~14.04.1
  linux-image-4.4.0-198-powerpc64-smp  4.4.0-198.230~14.04.1
  linux-image-aws                 4.4.0.1083.80
  linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial  4.4.0.198.173
  linux-image-generic-lts-xenial  4.4.0.198.173
  linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial  4.4.0.198.173
  linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial  4.4.0.198.173
  linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial  4.4.0.198.173
  linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial  4.4.0.198.173
  linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial  4.4.0.198.173
  linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial  4.4.0.198.173

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/4681-1
  CVE-2019-0148, CVE-2020-25656, CVE-2020-25668, CVE-2020-27675,
  CVE-2020-28974, CVE-2020-4788

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/4.4.0-198.230
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.4.0-1119.133
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/4.4.0-1085.94
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi2/4.4.0-1143.153
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-snapdragon/4.4.0-1147.157


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