Executive Summary

Summary
Title Linux kernel (AWS) vulnerability
Informations
NameUSN-4096-1First vendor Publication2019-08-13
VendorUbuntuLast vendor Modification2019-08-13
Severity (Vendor) N/ARevisionN/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

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Cvss Base ScoreN/AAttack RangeN/A
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Cvss Expoit ScoreN/AAuthenticationN/A
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Detail

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

- Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

The system could be made to expose sensitive information.

Software Description: - linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems - linux-aws-hwe: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems

Details:

Andrei Vlad Lutas and Dan Lutas discovered that some x86 processors incorrectly handle SWAPGS instructions during speculative execution. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory).

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
linux-image-5.0.0-1012-aws 5.0.0-1012.13
linux-image-aws 5.0.0.1012.12

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.15.0-1045-aws 4.15.0-1045.47
linux-image-aws 4.15.0.1045.44

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.15.0-1045-aws 4.15.0-1045.47~16.04.1
linux-image-aws-hwe 4.15.0.1045.45

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/4096-1
CVE-2019-1125

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/5.0.0-1012.13
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1045.47
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws-hwe/4.15.0-1045.47~16.04.1

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4096-1

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DateInformations
2019-08-13 21:19:10
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