Linux, Batik, NVIDIA Updates for Ubuntu
Posted on: 05/30/2018 08:57 AM

The following updates has been released for Ubuntu Linux:

LSN-0039-1: Linux kernel vulnerability
USN-3661-1: Batik vulnerability
USN-3662-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

LSN-0039-1: Linux kernel vulnerability
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Kernel Live Patch Security Notice LSN-0039-1
May 25, 2018

linux vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu:

| Series | Base kernel | Arch | flavors |
|------------------+--------------+----------+------------------|
| Ubuntu 14.04 LTS | 4.4.0 | amd64 | generic |
| Ubuntu 14.04 LTS | 4.4.0 | amd64 | lowlatency |
| Ubuntu 16.04 LTS | 4.4.0 | amd64 | generic |
| Ubuntu 16.04 LTS | 4.4.0 | amd64 | lowlatency |
| Ubuntu 18.04 LTS | 4.15.0 | amd64 | generic |
| Ubuntu 18.04 LTS | 4.15.0 | amd64 | lowlatency |

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Alexei Starovoitov discovered that the Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF)
implementation in the Linux kernel contained a branch-pruning logic issue
around unreachable code. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial
of service. (CVE-2017-17862)

The ext4_iget function in fs/ext4/inode.c in the Linux kernel through
4.15.15 mishandles the case of a root directory with a zero i_links_count,
which allows attackers to cause a denial of service
(ext4_process_freed_data NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) via a crafted
ext4 image. (CVE-2018-1092)

The ext4_valid_block_bitmap function in fs/ext4/balloc.c in the Linux
kernel through 4.15.15 allows attackers to cause a denial of service
(out-of-bounds read and system crash) via a crafted ext4 image because
balloc.c and ialloc.c do not validate bitmap block numbers. (CVE-2018-1093)

A memory leak in the hwsim_new_radio_nl function in
drivers/net/wireless/mac80211_hwsim.c in the Linux kernel through 4.15.9
allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by
triggering an out-of-array error case. (CVE-2018-8087)

Luo Quan and Wei Yang discovered that a race condition existed in the
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem of the Linux kernel when
handling ioctl()s. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system deadlock). (CVE-2018-1000004)

Update instructions:

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

| Kernel | Version | flavors |
|---------------------------+----------+--------------------------|
| 4.4.0-124.148 | 39.1 | generic, lowlatency |
| lts-4.4.0-124.148~14.04.1 | 39.1 | generic, lowlatency |
| 4.15.0-20.21 | 39.3 | generic, lowlatency |

Additionally, you should install an updated kernel with these fixes and
reboot at your convienience.

References:
CVE-2017-17862, CVE-2018-1092, CVE-2018-1093, CVE-2018-8087, CVE-2018-1000004



USN-3661-1: Batik vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3661-1
May 29, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Batik could be made to expose sensitive information if it received
a specially crafted XML.

Software Description:
- batik: SVG Library

Details:

It was discovered that Batik incorrectly handled certain XML.
An attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  libbatik-java 1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu2.14.04.3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3661-1
  CVE-2018-8013

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/batik/1.7.ubuntu-8ubuntu2.14.04.3


USN-3662-1: NVIDIA graphics drivers vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3662-1
May 29, 2018

nvidia-graphics-drivers-384 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

NVIDIA graphics drivers could be made to crash or run programs as an
administrator.

Software Description:
- nvidia-graphics-drivers-384: NVIDIA binary X.Org driver

Details:

It was discovered that the NVIDIA graphics drivers contained flaws in the
kernel mode layer. A local attacker could use these issues to cause a
denial of service or potentially escalate their privileges on the system.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
nvidia-384 384.130-0ubuntu0.17.10.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
nvidia-384 384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
nvidia-384 384.130-0ubuntu0.14.04.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3662-1
CVE-2018-6249, CVE-2018-6253

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.130-0ubuntu0.17.10.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nvidia-graphics-drivers-384/384.130-0ubuntu0.14.04.1





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