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USN-5987-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5987-1
March 29, 2023

linux-gke, linux-gke-5.15, linux-ibm, linux-kvm vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-gke: Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems
- linux-ibm: Linux kernel for IBM cloud systems
- linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments
- linux-gke-5.15: Linux kernel for Google Container Engine (GKE) systems

Details:

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)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the SGI
GRU driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could possibly use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2022-3424)

Ziming Zhang discovered that the VMware Virtual GPU DRM driver in the Linux
kernel contained an out-of-bounds write vulnerability. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2022-36280)

Hyunwoo Kim discovered that the DVB Core driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly perform reference counting in some situations, 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-2022-41218)

Gerald Lee discovered that the USB Gadget file system implementation in the
Linux kernel contained a race condition, leading to a use-after-free
vulnerability in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause
a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2022-4382)

It was discovered that the NTFS file system implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly validate attributes in certain situations, leading
to an out-of-bounds write vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2022-48423)

It was discovered that the NTFS file system implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly validate attributes in certain situations, leading
to an out-of-bounds read vulnerability. A local attacker could possibly use
this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2022-48424)

José Oliveira and Rodrigo Branco discovered that the prctl syscall
implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly protect against
indirect branch prediction attacks in some situations. A local attacker
could possibly use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2023-0045)

It was discovered that the KSMBD implementation in the Linux kernel did not
properly validate buffer lengths, leading to a heap-based buffer overflow.
A remote attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2023-0210)

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2023-0266)

Kyle Zeng discovered that the class-based queuing discipline implementation
in the Linux kernel contained a type confusion vulnerability in some
situations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-23454)

Kyle Zeng discovered that the ATM VC queuing discipline implementation in
the Linux kernel contained a type confusion vulnerability in some
situations. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-23455)

It was discovered that the RNDIS USB driver in the Linux kernel contained
an integer overflow vulnerability. A local attacker with physical access
could plug in a malicious USB device to cause a denial of service (system
crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-23559)

It was discovered that the NTFS file system implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle a loop termination condition, leading to an
out-of-bounds read vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause
a denial of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive
information. (CVE-2023-26606)

Wei Chen discovered that the DVB USB AZ6027 driver in the Linux kernel
contained a null pointer dereference when handling certain messages from
user space. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2023-28328)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
linux-image-5.15.0-1027-ibm 5.15.0-1027.30
linux-image-5.15.0-1030-gke 5.15.0-1030.35
linux-image-5.15.0-1030-kvm 5.15.0-1030.35
linux-image-gke 5.15.0.1030.29
linux-image-gke-5.15 5.15.0.1030.29
linux-image-ibm 5.15.0.1027.23
linux-image-kvm 5.15.0.1030.26

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
linux-image-5.15.0-1029-gke 5.15.0-1029.34~20.04.1
linux-image-gke-5.15 5.15.0.1029.34~20.04.1

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-5987-1
CVE-2022-2196, CVE-2022-3424, CVE-2022-36280, CVE-2022-41218,
CVE-2022-4382, CVE-2022-48423, CVE-2022-48424, CVE-2023-0045,
CVE-2023-0210, CVE-2023-0266, CVE-2023-23454, CVE-2023-23455,
CVE-2023-23559, CVE-2023-26606, CVE-2023-28328

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gke/5.15.0-1030.35
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ibm/5.15.0-1027.30
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/5.15.0-1030.35
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gke-5.15/5.15.0-1029.34~20.04.1