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Summary
Title Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerabilities
Informations
Name USN-4163-2 First vendor Publication 2019-10-23
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-10-23
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
 
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score 10 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 10 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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Detail

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description: - linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems - linux-lts-xenial: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Xenial for Trusty

Details:

USN-4163-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the ARC EMAC ethernet driver for the Linux kernel, resulting in a use-after-free vulnerability. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-10906)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) implementation in the Linux kernel when handling certain error conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (kernel deadlock). (CVE-2017-18232)

It was discovered that the RSI 91x Wi-Fi driver in the Linux kernel did not did not handle detach operations correctly, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-21008)

Wen Huang discovered that the Marvell Wi-Fi device driver in the Linux kernel did not properly perform bounds checking, leading to a heap overflow. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-14814, CVE-2019-14816)

Matt Delco discovered that the KVM hypervisor implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly perform bounds checking when handling coalesced MMIO write operations. A local attacker with write access to /dev/kvm could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-14821)

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the USB audio driver for the Linux kernel did not properly validate device meta data. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15117)

Hui Peng and Mathias Payer discovered that the USB audio driver for the Linux kernel improperly performed recursion while handling device meta data. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2019-15118)

It was discovered that the Technisat DVB-S/S2 USB device driver in the Linux kernel contained a buffer overread. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-15505)

Brad Spengler discovered that a Spectre mitigation was improperly implemented in the ptrace susbsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2019-15902)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
linux-image-4.4.0-1056-aws 4.4.0-1056.60
linux-image-4.4.0-166-generic 4.4.0-166.195~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-166-generic-lpae 4.4.0-166.195~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-166-lowlatency 4.4.0-166.195~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-166-powerpc-e500mc 4.4.0-166.195~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-166-powerpc-smp 4.4.0-166.195~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-166-powerpc64-emb 4.4.0-166.195~14.04.1
linux-image-4.4.0-166-powerpc64-smp 4.4.0-166.195~14.04.1
linux-image-aws 4.4.0.1056.57
linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial 4.4.0.166.145
linux-image-generic-lts-xenial 4.4.0.166.145
linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial 4.4.0.166.145
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc-lts-xenial 4.4.0.166.145
linux-image-powerpc-smp-lts-xenial 4.4.0.166.145
linux-image-powerpc64-emb-lts-xenial 4.4.0.166.145
linux-image-powerpc64-smp-lts-xenial 4.4.0.166.145
linux-image-virtual-lts-xenial 4.4.0.166.145

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/4163-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4163-1
CVE-2016-10906, CVE-2017-18232, CVE-2018-21008, CVE-2019-14814,
CVE-2019-14816, CVE-2019-14821, CVE-2019-15117, CVE-2019-15118,
CVE-2019-15505, CVE-2019-15902

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4163-2

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
20 % CWE-416 Use After Free
20 % CWE-120 Buffer Copy without Checking Size of Input ('Classic Buffer Overflow') (CWE/SANS Top 25)
10 % CWE-787 Out-of-bounds Write (CWE/SANS Top 25)
10 % CWE-674 Uncontrolled Recursion
10 % CWE-362 Race Condition
10 % CWE-200 Information Exposure
10 % CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read
10 % CWE-119 Failure to Constrain Operations within the Bounds of a Memory Buffer

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

TypeDescriptionCount
Application 1
Application 1
Application 1
Application 1
Application 1
Application 4
Application 1
Os 4
Os 3
Os 2
Os 3343
Os 2
Os 4
Os 2
Os 1
Os 2
Os 2
Os 1
Os 1
Os 2
Os 1

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2018-11-16 Name : The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.
File : centos_RHSA-2018-3083.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-08-17 Name : The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.
File : PhotonOS_PHSA-2018-1_0-0161.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-08-17 Name : The remote PhotonOS host is missing multiple security updates.
File : PhotonOS_PHSA-2018-2_0-0072.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-05-02 Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-4187.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-04-20 Name : The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
File : ala_ALAS-2018-993.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-03-28 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2018-ba39fc0e07.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2018-03-28 Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2018-e378863e47.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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Date Informations
2019-10-23 09:19:17
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