ESB-2018.1397 - [Ubuntu] kernel: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-05-08

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                               ESB-2018.1397
     Linux kernel updated in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and 14.04 LTS for amd64
                                8 May 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           kernel
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Root Compromise     -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service   -- Existing Account
                   Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-1000199 CVE-2018-8043 CVE-2018-5344
                   CVE-2018-5333 CVE-2017-17450 CVE-2017-17448
                   CVE-2017-16995 CVE-2017-15129 CVE-2017-0861

Reference:         ESB-2018.1359
                   ESB-2018.1262
                   ESB-2018.1046
                   ESB-2018.0558

Original Bulletin: 
   https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/2018-May/004380.html

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Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0037-1
May 02, 2018

linux vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu:

| Series           | Base kernel  | Arch     | flavors          |
|------------------+--------------+----------+------------------|
| Ubuntu 16.04 LTS | 4.4.0        | amd64    | generic          |
| Ubuntu 16.04 LTS | 4.4.0        | amd64    | lowlatency       |
| Ubuntu 14.04 LTS | 4.4.0        | amd64    | generic          |
| Ubuntu 14.04 LTS | 4.4.0        | amd64    | lowlatency       |

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- - linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Jann Horn discovered that the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) implementation
in the Linux kernel improperly performed sign extension in some situations.
A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash)
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-16995)

It was discovered that a race condition leading to a use-after-free
vulnerability existed in the ALSA PCM subsystem of the Linux kernel. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash)
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-0861)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the
network namespaces implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-15129)

It was discovered that the netfilter component of the Linux did not
properly restrict access to the connection tracking helpers list. A local
attacker could use this to bypass intended access restrictions.
(CVE-2017-17448)

It was discovered that the netfilter passive OS fingerprinting (xt_osf)
module did not properly perform access control checks. A local attacker
could improperly modify the system-wide OS fingerprint list.
(CVE-2017-17450)

The Linux ptrace code virtualizes access to the debug registers, and the
virtualization code has incorrect error handling. This means that if you 
write an illegal value to, say, DR0, the internal state of the kernel's 
breakpoint tracking can become corrupt despite the fact that the ptrace()
call will return -EINVAL.
(CVE-2018-1000199)

Mohamed Ghannam discovered a null pointer dereference in the RDS (Reliable
Datagram Sockets) protocol implementation of the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-5333)

\u8303\u9f99\u98de discovered that a race condition existed in loop block device
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2018-5344)

It was discovered that the Broadcom UniMAC MDIO bus controller driver in
the Linux kernel did not properly validate device resources. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2018-8043)

Update instructions:

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

| Kernel          | Version  | flavors                  |
|-----------------+----------+--------------------------|
| 4.4.0-116.140	  | 37.2     | generic, lowlatency      |
| 4.4.0-119.143   | 37.2     | generic, lowlatency      |
| 4.4.0-121.145   | 37.2     | generic, lowlatency      |
| 4.4.0-122.146   | 37.2     | generic, lowlatency      |
| 4.4.0-116.140~14.04.1 | 37.2     | generic, lowlatency      |
| 4.4.0-119.143~14.04.1 | 37.2     | generic, lowlatency      |
| 4.4.0-121.145~14.04.1 | 37.2     | generic, lowlatency      |

Additionally, you should install an updated kernel with these fixes and
reboot at your convienience.

References:
  CVE-2017-0861, CVE-2017-15129, CVE-2017-16995, CVE-2017-17448,
  CVE-2017-17450, CVE-2018-1000199, CVE-2018-5333, CVE-2018-5344,
  CVE-2018-8043

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