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Published:

21 December 2016

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2016.3054
                       Linux kernel vulnerabilities
                             21 December 2016

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           kernel
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service        -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2016-7916 CVE-2016-6213 

Reference:         ASB-2016.0103
                   ESB-2016.2687

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3160-1
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3160-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3160-1
December 20, 2016

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

- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- - linux: Linux kernel

Details:

CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace
exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount
table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2016-6213)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the procfs
environ_read function in the Linux kernel, leading to an integer
underflow. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive
information (kernel memory). (CVE-2016-7916)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-generic  3.13.0-106.153
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-generic-lpae  3.13.0-106.153
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-lowlatency  3.13.0-106.153
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-powerpc-e500  3.13.0-106.153
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-powerpc-e500mc  3.13.0-106.153
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-powerpc-smp  3.13.0-106.153
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-powerpc64-emb  3.13.0-106.153
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-powerpc64-smp  3.13.0-106.153
  linux-image-generic             3.13.0.106.114
  linux-image-generic-lpae        3.13.0.106.114
  linux-image-lowlatency          3.13.0.106.114
  linux-image-powerpc-e500        3.13.0.106.114
  linux-image-powerpc-e500mc      3.13.0.106.114
  linux-image-powerpc-smp         3.13.0.106.114
  linux-image-powerpc64-emb       3.13.0.106.114
  linux-image-powerpc64-smp       3.13.0.106.114

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:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3160-1
  CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7916

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.13.0-106.153

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3160-2
December 20, 2016

linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- - linux-lts-trusty: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty for Precise

Details:

USN-3160-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu
12.04 LTS.

CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace
exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount
table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2016-6213)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the procfs
environ_read function in the Linux kernel, leading to an integer
underflow. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive
information (kernel memory). (CVE-2016-7916)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-generic  3.13.0-106.153~precise1
  linux-image-3.13.0-106-generic-lpae  3.13.0-106.153~precise1
  linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty  3.13.0.106.97
  linux-image-generic-lts-trusty  3.13.0.106.97

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:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3160-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3160-1
  CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7916

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-trusty/3.13.0-106.153~precise1

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