ELA-50-1 linux security update

Linux Kernel update

Packagelinux
Version3.16.59-1~deb7u1
Related CVE CVE-2018-3620 CVE-2018-3639 CVE-2018-5391 CVE-2018-6554 CVE-2018-6555 CVE-2018-7755 CVE-2018-9363 CVE-2018-9516 CVE-2018-10021 CVE-2018-10323 CVE-2018-10876 CVE-2018-10877 CVE-2018-10878 CVE-2018-10879 CVE-2018-10880 CVE-2018-10881 CVE-2018-10882 CVE-2018-10883 CVE-2018-10902 CVE-2018-13093 CVE-2018-13094 CVE-2018-13405 CVE-2018-13406 CVE-2018-14609 CVE-2018-14617 CVE-2018-14633 CVE-2018-14634 CVE-2018-14678 CVE-2018-14734 CVE-2018-15572 CVE-2018-15594 CVE-2018-16276 CVE-2018-16658 CVE-2018-17182

Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leaks.

CVE-2018-3620

Multiple researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the way
the Intel processor designs have implemented speculative execution
of instructions in combination with handling of page-faults. This
flaw could allow an attacker controlling an unprivileged process
to read memory from arbitrary (non-user controlled) addresses,
including from the kernel and all other processes running on the
system or cross guest/host boundaries to read host memory.

This issue covers only attackers running normal processes. A
related issue (CVE-2018-3646) exists with KVM guests, and is not
yet fixed.

CVE-2018-3639

Multiple researchers have discovered that Speculative Store Bypass
(SSB), a feature implemented in many processors, could be used to
read sensitive information from another context.  In particular,
code in a software sandbox may be able to read sensitive
information from outside the sandbox.  This issue is also known as
Spectre variant 4.

This update allows the issue to be mitigated on some x86
processors by disabling SSB.  This requires an update to the
processor's microcode, which is non-free.  DLA 1446-1 and DLA
1506-1 provided this for some Intel processors.  For other
processors, it may be included in an update to the system BIOS or
UEFI firmware, or in a future update to the intel-microcode or
amd64-microcode packages.

Disabling SSB can reduce performance significantly, so by default
it is only done in tasks that use the seccomp feature.
Applications that require this mitigation should request it
explicitly through the prctl() system call.  Users can control
where the mitigation is enabled with the spec_store_bypass_disable
kernel parameter.

CVE-2018-5391 (FragmentSmack)

Juha-Matti Tilli discovered a flaw in the way the Linux kernel
handled reassembly of fragmented IPv4 and IPv6 packets. A remote
attacker can take advantage of this flaw to trigger time and
calculation expensive fragment reassembly algorithms by sending
specially crafted packets, leading to remote denial of service.

This is mitigated by reducing the default limits on memory usage
for incomplete fragmented packets. The same mitigation can be
achieved without the need to reboot, by setting the sysctls:

net.ipv4.ipfrag_low_thresh = 196608
net.ipv6.ip6frag_low_thresh = 196608
net.ipv4.ipfrag_high_thresh = 262144
net.ipv6.ip6frag_high_thresh = 262144

The default values may still be increased by local configuration
if necessary.

CVE-2018-6554

A memory leak in the irda_bind function in the irda subsystem was
discovered. A local user can take advantage of this flaw to cause a
denial of service (memory consumption).

CVE-2018-6555

A flaw was discovered in the irda_setsockopt function in the irda
subsystem, allowing a local user to cause a denial of service
(use-after-free and system crash).

CVE-2018-7755

Brian Belleville discovered a flaw in the fd_locked_ioctl function
in the floppy driver in the Linux kernel. The floppy driver copies a
kernel pointer to user memory in response to the FDGETPRM ioctl. A
local user with access to a floppy drive device can take advantage
of this flaw to discover the location kernel code and data.

CVE-2018-9363

It was discovered that the Bluetooth HIDP implementation did not
correctly check the length of received report messages. A paired
HIDP device could use this to cause a buffer overflow, leading to
denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or potentially
remote code execution.

CVE-2018-9516

It was discovered that the HID events interface in debugfs did not
correctly limit the length of copies to user buffers.  A local
user with access to these files could use this to cause a
denial of service (memory corruption or crash) or possibly for
privilege escalation.  However, by default debugfs is only
accessible by the root user.

CVE-2018-10021

A physically present attacker who unplugs a SAS cable can cause a
denial of service (memory leak and WARN).

CVE-2018-10323, CVE-2018-13093, CVE-2018-13094

Wen Xu from SSLab at Gatech reported several NULL pointer
dereference flaws that may be triggered when mounting and
operating a crafted XFS volume.  An attacker able to mount
arbitrary XFS volumes could use this to cause a denial of service
(crash).

CVE-2018-10876, CVE-2018-10877, CVE-2018-10878, CVE-2018-10879, CVE-2018-10880, CVE-2018-10881, CVE-2018-10882, CVE-2018-10883

Wen Xu from SSLab at Gatech reported that crafted ext4 volumes
could trigger a crash or memory corruption.  An attacker able to
mount arbitrary ext4 volumes could use this for denial of service
or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-10902

It was discovered that the rawmidi kernel driver does not protect
against concurrent access which leads to a double-realloc (double
free) flaw. A local attacker can take advantage of this issue for
privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-13405

Jann Horn discovered that the inode_init_owner function in
fs/inode.c in the Linux kernel allows local users to create files
with an unintended group ownership allowing attackers to escalate
privileges by making a plain file executable and SGID.

CVE-2018-13406

Dr Silvio Cesare of InfoSect reported a potential integer overflow
in the uvesafb driver.  A local user with permission to access
such a device might be able to use this for denial of service or
privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-14609

Wen Xu from SSLab at Gatech reported a potential null pointer
dereference in the F2FS implementation. An attacker able to mount
arbitrary F2FS volumes could use this to cause a denial of service
(crash).

CVE-2018-14617

Wen Xu from SSLab at Gatech reported a potential null pointer
dereference in the HFS+ implementation. An attacker able to mount
arbitrary HFS+ volumes could use this to cause a denial of service
(crash).

CVE-2018-14633

Vincent Pelletier discovered a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in
the chap_server_compute_md5() function in the iSCSI target code. An
unauthenticated remote attacker can take advantage of this flaw to
cause a denial of service or possibly to get a non-authorized access
to data exported by an iSCSI target.

CVE-2018-14634

Qualys reported an integer overflow in the initialisation of the
stack for ELF executables, which can cause the stack to overlap
the argument or environment strings. A local user may use this to
defeat environment variable filtering in setuid programs, leading
to privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-14678

M. Vefa Bicakci and Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw in the
kernel exit code used on amd64 systems running as Xen PV guests.
A local user could use this to cause a denial of service (crash).

CVE-2018-14734

A use-after-free bug was discovered in the InfiniBand
communication manager. A local user could use this to cause a
denial of service (crash or memory corruption) or possible for
privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-15572

Esmaiel Mohammadian Koruyeh, Khaled Khasawneh, Chengyu Song, and
Nael Abu-Ghazaleh, from University of California, Riverside,
reported a variant of Spectre variant 2, dubbed SpectreRSB. A
local user may be able to use this to read sensitive information
from processes owned by other users.

CVE-2018-15594

Nadav Amit reported that some indirect function calls used in
paravirtualised guests were vulnerable to Spectre variant 2.  A
local user may be able to use this to read sensitive information
from the kernel.

CVE-2018-16276

Jann Horn discovered that the yurex driver did not correctly limit
the length of copies to user buffers.  A local user with access to
a yurex device node could use this to cause a denial of service
(memory corruption or crash) or possibly for privilege escalation.

CVE-2018-16658

It was discovered that the cdrom driver does not correctly
validate the parameter to the CDROM_DRIVE_STATUS ioctl.  A user
with access to a cdrom device could use this to read sensitive
information from the kernel or to cause a denial of service
(crash).

CVE-2018-17182

Jann Horn discovered that the vmacache_flush_all function mishandles
sequence number overflows. A local user can take advantage of this
flaw to trigger a use-after-free, causing a denial of service
(crash or memory corruption) or privilege escalation.

Since the kernel ABI and binary package names have changed, you will need to use an upgrade command that installs new dependencies, such as “apt-get dist-upgrade”.

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 3.16.59-1~deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your linux packages.

Further information about Extended LTS security advisories can be found at: https://deb.freexian.com/extended-lts/