[USN-5362-1] Linux kernel (Intel IOTG) vulnerabilities


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5362-1 April 01, 2022
linux-intel-5.13 vulnerabilities ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Summary:
Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
Software Description: – linux-intel-5.13: Linux kernel for Intel IOTG
Details:
Nick Gregory discovered that the Linux kernel incorrectly handled network offload functionality. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-25636)
Enrico Barberis, Pietro Frigo, Marius Muench, Herbert Bos, and Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that hardware mitigations added by ARM to their processors to address Spectre-BTI were insufficient. A local attacker could potentially use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2022-23960)
It was discovered that the BPF verifier in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict pointer types in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-23222)
Max Kellermann discovered that the Linux kernel incorrectly handled Unix pipes. A local attacker could potentially use this to modify any file that could be opened for reading. (CVE-2022-0847)
Yiqi Sun and Kevin Wang discovered that the cgroups implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to the cgroups v1 release_agent feature. A local attacker could use this to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2022-0492)
William Liu and Jamie Hill-Daniel discovered that the file system context functionality in the Linux kernel contained an integer underflow vulnerability, leading to an out-of-bounds write. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-0185)
Enrico Barberis, Pietro Frigo, Marius Muench, Herbert Bos, and Cristiano Giuffrida discovered that hardware mitigations added by Intel to their processors to address Spectre-BTI were insufficient. A local attacker could potentially use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2022-0001)
Jann Horn discovered a race condition in the Unix domain socket implementation in the Linux kernel that could result in a read-after-free. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-4083)
It was discovered that the NFS server implementation 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) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-4090)
Kirill Tkhai discovered that the XFS file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not calculate size correctly when pre-allocating space in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2021-4155)
It was discovered that the AMD Radeon GPU driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate writes in the debugfs file system. A privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-42327)
Sushma Venkatesh Reddy discovered that the Intel i915 graphics driver in the Linux kernel did not perform a GPU TLB flush in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2022-0330)
Samuel Page discovered that the Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC) protocol implementation in the Linux kernel contained a stack-based buffer overflow. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) for systems that have a TIPC bearer configured. (CVE-2022-0435)
It was discovered that the KVM implementation for s390 systems in the Linux kernel did not properly prevent memory operations on PVM guests that were in non-protected mode. A local attacker could use this to obtain unauthorized memory write access. (CVE-2022-0516)
It was discovered that the ICMPv6 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in certain situations. A remote attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2022-0742)
It was discovered that the VMware Virtual GPU driver in the Linux kernel did not properly handle certain failure conditions, leading to a stale entry in the file descriptor table. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2022-22942)
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: linux-image-5.13.0-1010-intel 5.13.0-1010.10 linux-image-intel 5.13.0.1010.11
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: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5362-1 CVE-2021-4083, CVE-2021-4090, CVE-2021-4155, CVE-2021-42327, CVE-2022-0001, CVE-2022-0185, CVE-2022-0330, CVE-2022-0435, CVE-2022-0492, CVE-2022-0516, CVE-2022-0742, CVE-2022-0847, CVE-2022-22942, CVE-2022-23222, CVE-2022-23960, CVE-2022-25636
Package Information: launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-intel-5.13/5.13.0-1010.10