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The following security updates has been released for Ubuntu Linux:

[USN-6537-1] Linux kernel (GCP) vulnerabilities
[USN-6536-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities
[USN-6463-2] Open VM Tools vulnerabilities
[USN-6535-1] curl vulnerabilities




[USN-6537-1] Linux kernel (GCP) vulnerabilities


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6537-1
December 06, 2023

linux-gcp vulnerabilities
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 23.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-gcp: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems

Details:

Yu Hao discovered that the UBI driver in the Linux kernel did not properly
check for MTD with zero erasesize during device attachment. A local
privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-31085)

Lucas Leong discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate some attributes passed from userspace. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2023-39189)

Bien Pham discovered that the netfiler subsystem in the Linux kernel
contained a race condition, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A
local user could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-4244)

Kyle Zeng discovered that the IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle socket buffers (skb) when performing IP routing in
certain circumstances, leading to a null pointer dereference vulnerability.
A privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-42754)

Yikebaer Aizezi discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability when handling inode
extent metadata. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4
file system image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2023-45898)

Maxim Levitsky discovered that the KVM nested virtualization (SVM)
implementation for AMD processors in the Linux kernel did not properly
handle x2AVIC MSRs. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a
denial of service (host kernel crash). (CVE-2023-5090)

Jason Wang discovered that the virtio ring implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle iov buffers in some situations. A local
attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host
system crash). (CVE-2023-5158)

Alon Zahavi discovered that the NVMe-oF/TCP subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly handle queue initialization failures in certain
situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A remote attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5178)

It was discovered that the SMB network file sharing protocol implementation
in the Linux kernel did not properly handle certain error conditions,
leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this
to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2023-5345)

Murray McAllister discovered that the VMware Virtual GPU DRM driver in the
Linux kernel did not properly handle memory objects when storing surfaces,
leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker in a guest VM
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5633)

Budimir Markovic discovered that the perf subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle event groups, leading to an out-of-bounds write
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5717)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
linux-image-6.5.0-1010-gcp 6.5.0-1010.10
linux-image-gcp 6.5.0.1010.10

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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6537-1
CVE-2023-31085, CVE-2023-39189, CVE-2023-4244, CVE-2023-42754,
CVE-2023-45898, CVE-2023-5090, CVE-2023-5158, CVE-2023-5178,
CVE-2023-5345, CVE-2023-5633, CVE-2023-5717

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/6.5.0-1010.10



[USN-6536-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6536-1
December 06, 2023

linux, linux-aws, linux-azure, linux-laptop, linux-lowlatency,
linux-oem-6.5, linux-oracle, linux-raspi, linux-starfive vulnerabilities
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 23.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 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-azure: Linux kernel for Microsoft Azure Cloud systems
- linux-laptop: Linux kernel for Lenovo X13s ARM laptops
- linux-lowlatency: Linux low latency kernel
- linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
- linux-raspi: Linux kernel for Raspberry Pi systems
- linux-starfive: Linux kernel for StarFive processors
- linux-oem-6.5: Linux kernel for OEM systems

Details:

Lucas Leong discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly validate some attributes passed from userspace. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2023-39189)

Kyle Zeng discovered that the IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle socket buffers (skb) when performing IP routing in
certain circumstances, leading to a null pointer dereference vulnerability.
A privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-42754)

Yikebaer Aizezi discovered that the ext4 file system implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a use-after-free vulnerability when handling inode
extent metadata. An attacker could use this to construct a malicious ext4
file system image that, when mounted, could cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2023-45898)

Jason Wang discovered that the virtio ring implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle iov buffers in some situations. A local
attacker in a guest VM could use this to cause a denial of service (host
system crash). (CVE-2023-5158)

Alon Zahavi discovered that the NVMe-oF/TCP subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly handle queue initialization failures in certain
situations, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A remote attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5178)

Budimir Markovic discovered that the perf subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle event groups, leading to an out-of-bounds write
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5717)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
linux-image-6.5.0-1005-starfive 6.5.0-1005.6
linux-image-6.5.0-1007-laptop 6.5.0-1007.10
linux-image-6.5.0-1008-raspi 6.5.0-1008.11
linux-image-6.5.0-1009-azure 6.5.0-1009.9
linux-image-6.5.0-1009-azure-fde 6.5.0-1009.9
linux-image-6.5.0-1011-aws 6.5.0-1011.11
linux-image-6.5.0-1013-oracle 6.5.0-1013.13
linux-image-6.5.0-14-generic 6.5.0-14.14
linux-image-6.5.0-14-generic-64k 6.5.0-14.14
linux-image-6.5.0-14-lowlatency 6.5.0-14.14.1
linux-image-6.5.0-14-lowlatency-64k 6.5.0-14.14.1
linux-image-aws 6.5.0.1011.11
linux-image-azure 6.5.0.1009.11
linux-image-azure-fde 6.5.0.1009.11
linux-image-generic 6.5.0.14.16
linux-image-generic-64k 6.5.0.14.16
linux-image-generic-lpae 6.5.0.14.16
linux-image-kvm 6.5.0.14.16
linux-image-laptop-23.10 6.5.0.1007.10
linux-image-lowlatency 6.5.0.14.14.12
linux-image-lowlatency-64k 6.5.0.14.14.12
linux-image-oracle 6.5.0.1013.13
linux-image-raspi 6.5.0.1008.9
linux-image-raspi-nolpae 6.5.0.1008.9
linux-image-starfive 6.5.0.1005.7
linux-image-virtual 6.5.0.14.16

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
linux-image-6.5.0-1009-oem 6.5.0-1009.10
linux-image-oem-22.04d 6.5.0.1009.11

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://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6536-1
CVE-2023-39189, CVE-2023-42754, CVE-2023-45898, CVE-2023-5158,
CVE-2023-5178, CVE-2023-5717

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/6.5.0-14.14
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/6.5.0-1011.11
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/6.5.0-1009.9
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-laptop/6.5.0-1007.10
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lowlatency/6.5.0-14.14.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/6.5.0-1013.13
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-raspi/6.5.0-1008.11
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-starfive/6.5.0-1005.6
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oem-6.5/6.5.0-1009.10



[USN-6463-2] Open VM Tools vulnerabilities


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6463-2
December 06, 2023

open-vm-tools vulnerabilities
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Open VM Tools.

Software Description:
- open-vm-tools: Open VMware Tools for virtual machines hosted on VMware

Details:

USN-6463-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Open VM Tools. This update provides
the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that Open VM Tools incorrectly handled SAML tokens. A
 remote attacker with Guest Operations privileges could possibly use this
 issue to elevate their privileges. (CVE-2023-34058)

 Matthias Gerstner discovered that Open VM Tools incorrectly handled file
 descriptors when dropping privileges. A local attacker could possibly use
 this issue to hijack /dev/uinput and simulate user inputs.
 (CVE-2023-34059)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  open-vm-tools                   2:11.0.5-4ubuntu0.18.04.3+esm3
  open-vm-tools-desktop     2:11.0.5-4ubuntu0.18.04.3+esm3

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  open-vm-tools                   2:10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.16.04.1+esm4
  open-vm-tools-desktop     2:10.2.0-3~ubuntu0.16.04.1+esm4

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6463-2
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6463-1
  CVE-2023-34058, CVE-2023-34059



[USN-6535-1] curl vulnerabilities


==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6535-1
December 06, 2023

curl vulnerabilities
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 23.10
- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in curl.

Software Description:
- curl: HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP client and client libraries

Details:

Harry Sintonen discovered that curl incorrectly handled mixed case cookie
domains. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to set cookies
that get sent to different and unrelated sites and domains.
(CVE-2023-46218)

Maksymilian Arciemowicz discovered that curl incorrectly handled long file
names when saving HSTS data. This could result in curl losing HSTS data,
and subsequent requests to a site would be done without it, contrary to
expectations. This issue only affected Ubuntu 23.04 and Ubuntu 23.10.
(CVE-2023-46219)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
curl 8.2.1-1ubuntu3.2
libcurl3-gnutls 8.2.1-1ubuntu3.2
libcurl3-nss 8.2.1-1ubuntu3.2
libcurl4 8.2.1-1ubuntu3.2

Ubuntu 23.04:
curl 7.88.1-8ubuntu2.4
libcurl3-gnutls 7.88.1-8ubuntu2.4
libcurl3-nss 7.88.1-8ubuntu2.4
libcurl4 7.88.1-8ubuntu2.4

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
curl 7.81.0-1ubuntu1.15
libcurl3-gnutls 7.81.0-1ubuntu1.15
libcurl3-nss 7.81.0-1ubuntu1.15
libcurl4 7.81.0-1ubuntu1.15

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
curl 7.68.0-1ubuntu2.21
libcurl3-gnutls 7.68.0-1ubuntu2.21
libcurl3-nss 7.68.0-1ubuntu2.21
libcurl4 7.68.0-1ubuntu2.21

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6535-1
CVE-2023-46218, CVE-2023-46219

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/8.2.1-1ubuntu3.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.88.1-8ubuntu2.4
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.81.0-1ubuntu1.15
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/curl/7.68.0-1ubuntu2.21