[USN-4977-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4977-1 June 02, 2021
linux, linux-aws, linux-azure, linux-gcp, linux-kvm, linux-oracle vulnerabilities ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 21.04
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-gcp: Linux kernel for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) systems – linux-kvm: Linux kernel for cloud environments – linux-oracle: Linux kernel for Oracle Cloud systems
Details:
Kiyin (尹亮) discovered that the NFC LLCP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel contained a reference counting error. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2020-25670)
Kiyin (尹亮) discovered that the NFC LLCP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain error situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2020-25671, CVE-2020-25672)
Kiyin (尹亮) discovered that the NFC LLCP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle error conditions in some situations, leading to an infinite loop. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2020-25673)
Piotr Krysiuk and Benedict Schlueter discovered that the eBPF implementation in the Linux kernel performed out of bounds speculation on pointer arithmetic. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2021-29155)
Reiji Watanabe discovered that the KVM VMX implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly prevent user space from tampering with an array index value, leading to a potential out-of-bounds write. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-3501)
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 21.04: linux-image-5.11.0-1006-azure 5.11.0-1006.6 linux-image-5.11.0-1007-oracle 5.11.0-1007.7 linux-image-5.11.0-1008-aws 5.11.0-1008.8 linux-image-5.11.0-1008-gcp 5.11.0-1008.9 linux-image-5.11.0-1008-kvm 5.11.0-1008.8 linux-image-5.11.0-18-generic 5.11.0-18.19 linux-image-5.11.0-18-generic-64k 5.11.0-18.19 linux-image-5.11.0-18-generic-lpae 5.11.0-18.19 linux-image-5.11.0-18-lowlatency 5.11.0-18.19 linux-image-aws 5.11.0.1008.8 linux-image-azure 5.11.0.1006.6 linux-image-gcp 5.11.0.1008.8 linux-image-generic 5.11.0.18.19 linux-image-generic-64k 5.11.0.18.19 linux-image-generic-lpae 5.11.0.18.19 linux-image-gke 5.11.0.1008.8 linux-image-kvm 5.11.0.1008.8 linux-image-lowlatency 5.11.0.18.19 linux-image-oracle 5.11.0.1007.7 linux-image-virtual 5.11.0.18.19
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: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4977-1 CVE-2020-25670, CVE-2020-25671, CVE-2020-25672, CVE-2020-25673, CVE-2021-29155, CVE-2021-3501
Package Information: launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/5.11.0-18.19 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/5.11.0-1008.8 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-azure/5.11.0-1006.6 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-gcp/5.11.0-1008.9 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-kvm/5.11.0-1008.8 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-oracle/5.11.0-1007.7