USN-4208-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

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linux, linux-aws, linux-gcp, linux-gcp-5.3, linux-kvm, linux-oracle vulnerabilities


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

  • Ubuntu 19.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
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-gcp - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
  • linux-kvm - Linux kernel for cloud environments
  • linux-oracle - Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
  • linux-gcp-5.3 - Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems
Details


Jann Horn discovered that the OverlayFS and ShiftFS Drivers in the Linux kernel did not properly handle reference counting during memory mapping operations when used in conjunction with AUFS. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-15794)

Nicolas Waisman discovered that the WiFi driver stack in the Linux kernel did not properly validate SSID lengths. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-17133)

It was discovered that the ARM Komeda display driver for the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-18810)

It was discovered that the VirtualBox guest driver implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19048)

It was discovered that the ADIS16400 IIO IMU Driver for the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19060, CVE-2019-19061)

It was discovered that the Intel OPA Gen1 Infiniband Driver for the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19065)

It was discovered that the AMD Audio CoProcessor Driver for the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker with the ability to load modules could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19067)

It was discovered in the Qualcomm FastRPC Driver for the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19069)

It was discovered that the Cascoda CA8210 SPI 802.15.4 wireless controller driver for the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19075)

It was discovered that the AMD Display Engine Driver in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error conditions. A local attack could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2019-19083)

Nicolas Waisman discovered that the Chelsio T4/T5 RDMA Driver for the Linux kernel performed DMA from a kernel stack. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-17075)

Update instructions


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

Ubuntu 19.10
linux-image-5.3.0-1007-oracle - 5.3.0-1007.8
linux-image-5.3.0-1008-aws - 5.3.0-1008.9
linux-image-5.3.0-1008-kvm - 5.3.0-1008.9
linux-image-5.3.0-1009-gcp - 5.3.0-1009.10
linux-image-5.3.0-24-generic - 5.3.0-24.26
linux-image-5.3.0-24-generic-lpae - 5.3.0-24.26
linux-image-5.3.0-24-lowlatency - 5.3.0-24.26
linux-image-5.3.0-24-snapdragon - 5.3.0-24.26
linux-image-aws - 5.3.0.1008.10
linux-image-gcp - 5.3.0.1009.10
linux-image-generic - 5.3.0.24.28
linux-image-generic-lpae - 5.3.0.24.28
linux-image-gke - 5.3.0.1009.10
linux-image-kvm - 5.3.0.1008.10
linux-image-lowlatency - 5.3.0.24.28
linux-image-oracle - 5.3.0.1007.8
linux-image-snapdragon - 5.3.0.24.28
linux-image-virtual - 5.3.0.24.28
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
linux-image-5.3.0-1009-gcp - 5.3.0-1009.10~18.04.1
linux-image-gcp-edge - 5.3.0.1009.9

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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.

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