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                 USN-4949-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
                                12 May 2021


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           kernel
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Increased Privileges            -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service               -- Existing Account
                   Reduced Security                -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2021-29650 CVE-2021-29646 CVE-2021-29266
                   CVE-2021-29265 CVE-2021-29264 CVE-2021-28375
                   CVE-2021-26931 CVE-2021-26930 CVE-2021-3491
                   CVE-2021-3490 CVE-2021-3489 CVE-2020-25639

Reference:         ESB-2021.1622

Original Bulletin: 

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USN-4949-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
11 May 2021

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

  o Ubuntu 20.10
  o Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


  o linux - Linux kernel
  o linux-aws - Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
  o linux-azure - Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
  o linux-gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
  o linux-hwe-5.8 - Linux hardware enablement (HWE) kernel
  o linux-kvm - Linux kernel for cloud environments
  o linux-oracle - Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
  o linux-raspi - Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi (V8) systems


Ryota Shiga discovered that the eBPF implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly verify that a BPF program only reserved as much memory for a
ring buffer as was allocated. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code. ( CVE-2021-3489 )

Manfred Paul discovered that the eBPF implementation in the Linux kernel
did not properly track bounds on bitwise operations. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary
code. ( CVE-2021-3490 )

Billy Jheng Bing-Jhong discovered that the io_uring implementation of the
Linux kernel did not properly enforce the MAX_RW_COUNT limit in some
situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or execute arbitrary code. ( CVE-2021-3491 )

It was discovered that the Nouveau GPU driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly handle error conditions in some situations. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). ( CVE-2020-25639 )

Olivier Benjamin, Norbert Manthey, Martin Mazein, and Jan H. Schonherr
discovered that the Xen paravirtualization backend in the Linux kernel did
not properly propagate errors to frontend drivers in some situations. An
attacker in a guest VM could possibly use this to cause a denial of service
(host domain crash). ( CVE-2021-26930 )

Jan Beulich discovered that multiple Xen backends in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle certain error conditions under paravirtualization. An
attacker in a guest VM could possibly use this to cause a denial of service
(host domain crash). ( CVE-2021-26931 )

It was discovered that the fastrpc driver in the Linux kernel did not
prevent user space applications from sending kernel RPC messages. A local
attacker could possibly use this to gain elevated privileges.
( CVE-2021-28375 )

It was discovered that the Freescale Gianfar Ethernet driver for the Linux
kernel did not properly handle receive queue overrun when jumbo frames were
enabled in some situations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash). ( CVE-2021-29264 )

It was discovered that the USB/IP driver in the Linux kernel contained race
conditions during the update of local and shared status. An attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). ( CVE-2021-29265 )

It was discovered that the vDPA backend virtio driver in the Linux kernel
contained a use-after-free vulnerability. An attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. ( CVE-2021-29266 )

It was discovered that the TIPC protocol implementation in the Linux kernel
did not properly validate passed encryption key sizes. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
( CVE-2021-29646 )

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the netfilter subsystem
of the Linux kernel when replacing tables. A local attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash). ( CVE-2021-29650 )

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10

  o linux-image-5.8.0-53-generic-lpae - 5.8.0-53.60
  o linux-image-oracle -
  o linux-image-azure -
  o linux-image-5.8.0-1024-raspi - 5.8.0-1024.27
  o linux-image-5.8.0-1031-gcp - 5.8.0-1031.32
  o linux-image-5.8.0-1032-azure - 5.8.0-1032.34
  o linux-image-raspi-nolpae -
  o linux-image-oem-20.04 -
  o linux-image-virtual -
  o linux-image-5.8.0-1029-oracle - 5.8.0-1029.30
  o linux-image-raspi -
  o linux-image-gke -
  o linux-image-generic-64k -
  o linux-image-generic -
  o linux-image-5.8.0-1033-aws - 5.8.0-1033.35
  o linux-image-5.8.0-1027-kvm - 5.8.0-1027.29
  o linux-image-5.8.0-53-generic-64k - 5.8.0-53.60
  o linux-image-5.8.0-53-generic - 5.8.0-53.60
  o linux-image-aws -
  o linux-image-kvm -
  o linux-image-5.8.0-53-lowlatency - 5.8.0-53.60
  o linux-image-generic-lpae -
  o linux-image-gcp -
  o linux-image-5.8.0-1024-raspi-nolpae - 5.8.0-1024.27
  o linux-image-lowlatency -

Ubuntu 20.04

  o linux-image-5.8.0-53-lowlatency - 5.8.0-53.60~20.04.1
  o linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-20.04 -
  o linux-image-5.8.0-53-generic-lpae - 5.8.0-53.60~20.04.1
  o linux-image-generic-64k-hwe-20.04 -
  o linux-image-5.8.0-53-generic-64k - 5.8.0-53.60~20.04.1
  o linux-image-5.8.0-53-generic - 5.8.0-53.60~20.04.1
  o linux-image-virtual-hwe-20.04 -
  o linux-image-generic-hwe-20.04 -
  o linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-20.04 -

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.


  o CVE-2021-29265
  o CVE-2021-29264
  o CVE-2021-3489
  o CVE-2021-3490
  o CVE-2021-3491
  o CVE-2021-29646
  o CVE-2020-25639
  o CVE-2021-29650
  o CVE-2021-26930
  o CVE-2021-28375
  o CVE-2021-26931
  o CVE-2021-29266

Related notices

  o USN-4904-1 : linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-generic,
    linux-snapdragon, linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial,
    linux-image-4.4.0-1126-aws, linux-image-aws, linux-image-snapdragon,
    linux-kvm, linux-image-raspi2, linux-raspi2,
    linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, linux-aws,
    linux-image-4.4.0-1154-snapdragon, linux-image-powerpc64-emb,
    linux-image-4.4.0-208-generic-lpae, linux-lts-xenial,
    linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-4.4.0-1150-raspi2,
    linux-image-powerpc-smp, linux-image-virtual, linux,
    linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, linux-image-powerpc-e500mc,
    linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial, linux-image-4.4.0-1091-kvm,
    linux-image-4.4.0-208-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-4.4.0-208-powerpc-smp,
    linux-image-4.4.0-208-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-4.4.0-1090-aws,
    linux-image-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-208-generic,
    linux-image-4.4.0-208-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-4.4.0-208-lowlatency
  o USN-4909-1 : linux-image-gkeop-5.4, linux-image-generic-lpae,
    linux-image-5.4.0-71-generic, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04,
    linux-gkeop-5.4, linux-gke-5.4, linux-image-generic, linux-gcp-5.4,
    linux-image-snapdragon-hwe-18.04, linux-gkeop,
    linux-image-5.4.0-1013-gkeop, linux-image-aws, linux-kvm, linux-raspi-5.4,
    linux-image-raspi2, linux-image-gkeop, linux-image-oem-osp1, linux-aws,
    linux-image-gcp, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-raspi-hwe-18.04,
    linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04, linux-image-5.4.0-71-generic-lpae,
    linux-image-kvm, linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04, linux-image-5.4.0-1041-gcp,
    linux-azure-5.4, linux-oracle-5.4, linux-image-gke-5.4, linux-hwe-5.4,
    linux-image-azure, linux-image-oem, linux-image-virtual,
    linux-image-5.4.0-71-lowlatency, linux, linux-oracle,
    linux-image-5.4.0-1033-raspi, linux-image-5.4.0-1037-kvm,
    linux-image-5.4.0-1040-gke, linux-raspi, linux-image-oracle,
    linux-image-5.4.0-1044-azure, linux-gcp, linux-image-raspi,
    linux-image-5.4.0-1042-oracle, linux-image-5.4.0-1043-aws, linux-aws-5.4,
    linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04, linux-azure
  o USN-4911-1 : linux-image-oem-20.04b, linux-image-5.10.0-1021-oem,
  o USN-4945-1 : linux-image-gkeop-5.4, linux-image-generic-lpae,
    linux-image-5.4.0-73-generic, linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-18.04,
    linux-image-5.4.0-1043-gcp, linux-image-5.4.0-73-lowlatency,
    linux-gkeop-5.4, linux-gke-5.4, linux-image-generic, linux-gcp-5.4,
    linux-image-snapdragon-hwe-18.04, linux-image-5.4.0-1044-oracle,
    linux-gkeop, linux-image-aws, linux-kvm, linux-image-gkeop,
    linux-image-oem-osp1, linux-aws, linux-image-5.4.0-1015-gkeop,
    linux-image-gcp, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-image-virtual-hwe-18.04,
    linux-image-5.4.0-1039-kvm, linux-image-kvm, linux-image-generic-hwe-18.04,
    linux-azure-5.4, linux-oracle-5.4, linux-image-gke-5.4,
    linux-image-5.4.0-73-generic-lpae, linux-gke, linux-hwe-5.4,
    linux-image-azure, linux-image-oem, linux-image-virtual, linux,
    linux-oracle, linux-image-5.4.0-1045-oracle, linux-image-5.4.0-1047-azure,
    linux-image-gke, linux-image-5.4.0-1048-aws, linux-image-oracle, linux-gcp,
    linux-image-5.4.0-1043-gke, linux-aws-5.4,
    linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-18.04, linux-azure
  o USN-4946-1 : linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-4.15.0-1102-snapdragon,
    linux-image-generic, linux-snapdragon, linux-image-4.15.0-1114-azure,
    linux-image-4.15.0-1091-kvm, linux-hwe, linux-image-4.15.0-1071-oracle,
    linux-image-4.15.0-143-generic, linux-image-snapdragon, linux-kvm,
    linux-image-raspi2, linux-azure-4.15, linux-azure,
    linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, linux-raspi2, linux-aws, linux-image-gcp,
    linux-image-aws-hwe, linux-image-4.15.0-1018-dell300x,
    linux-image-gcp-lts-18.04, linux-image-lowlatency, linux-gcp-4.15,
    linux-image-kvm, linux-image-oracle-lts-18.04, linux-image-azure,
    linux-image-oem, linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04,
    linux-image-4.15.0-143-lowlatency, linux-image-4.15.0-1099-gcp,
    linux-image-virtual, linux, linux-image-aws-lts-18.04, linux-oracle,
    linux-image-dell300x, linux-aws-hwe, linux-image-gke, linux-image-oracle,
    linux-gcp, linux-image-4.15.0-1085-raspi2, linux-image-4.15.0-1102-aws,
    linux-image-azure-lts-18.04, linux-image-virtual-hwe-16.04,
    linux-image-4.15.0-143-generic-lpae, linux-dell300x
  o USN-4947-1 : linux-oem-5.6, linux-image-5.6.0-1056-oem,
  o USN-4948-1 : linux-image-5.10.0-1026-oem, linux-image-oem-20.04b,
  o USN-4950-1 : linux-image-generic-lpae, linux-image-5.11.0-17-generic-64k,
    linux-image-generic, linux-image-5.11.0-17-generic-lpae, linux-kvm,
    linux-image-aws, linux-aws, linux-image-gcp, linux-image-lowlatency,
    linux-image-5.11.0-17-generic, linux-image-5.11.0-1008-raspi,
    linux-image-kvm, linux-image-5.11.0-1005-azure,
    linux-image-5.11.0-1007-aws, linux-image-azure, linux-image-generic-64k,
    linux-image-5.11.0-1008-raspi-nolpae, linux-image-virtual, linux,
    linux-oracle, linux-image-5.11.0-1006-oracle, linux-image-gke, linux-raspi,
    linux-image-oracle, linux-image-5.11.0-1007-kvm,
    linux-image-5.11.0-17-lowlatency, linux-gcp, linux-image-5.11.0-1007-gcp,
    linux-image-raspi, linux-image-raspi-nolpae, linux-azure

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