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A Linux kernel (OEM) security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 22.04 LTS.

USN-5977-1: Linux kernel (OEM) vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5977-1
March 27, 2023

linux-oem-6.0 vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-oem-6.0: Linux kernel for OEM systems


It was discovered that the network queuing discipline implementation in the
Linux kernel contained 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-2023-1281)

It was discovered that the KVM VMX implementation in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle indirect branch prediction isolation between L1 and L2
VMs. An attacker in a guest VM could use this to expose sensitive
information from the host OS or other guest VMs. (CVE-2022-2196)

Thadeu Cascardo discovered that the io_uring subsystem contained a double-
free vulnerability in certain memory allocation error conditions. A local
attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-1032)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
linux-image-6.0.0-1013-oem 6.0.0-1013.13

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.

CVE-2022-2196, CVE-2023-1032, CVE-2023-1281

Package Information: