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A Linux kernel (ARM laptop) security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 23.10.



[USN-6454-3] Linux kernel (ARM laptop) vulnerabilities


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6454-3
October 31, 2023

linux-laptop vulnerabilities
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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-laptop: Linux kernel for Lenovo X13s ARM laptops

Details:

Kyle Zeng discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel
contained a race condition in IP set operations in certain situations. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2023-42756)

Alex Birnberg discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel
did not properly validate register length, leading to an out-of- bounds
write vulnerability. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2023-4881)

It was discovered that the Quick Fair Queueing scheduler implementation in
the Linux kernel did not properly handle network packets in certain
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-2023-4921)

Kevin Rich discovered that the netfilter subsystem in the Linux kernel did
not properly handle removal of rules from chain bindings in certain
circumstances, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker
could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-5197)

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-laptop 6.5.0-1005.8
linux-image-laptop-23.10 6.5.0.1005.8

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-6454-3
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6454-1
CVE-2023-42756, CVE-2023-4881, CVE-2023-4921, CVE-2023-5197

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-laptop/6.5.0-1005.8