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USN-3249-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerability


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USN-3249-2: Linux kernel (Xenial HWE) vulnerability

Severity

High

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 14.04

Description

It was discovered that the xfrm framework for transforming packets in the Linux kernel did not properly validate data received from user space. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges.

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is high unless otherwise noted.

  • Cloud Foundry BOSH stemcells are vulnerable, including:
    • 3151.x versions prior to 3151.14
    • 3233.x versions prior to 3233.16
    • 3263.x versions prior to 3263.22
    • 3312.x versions prior to 3312.22
    • 3363.x versions prior to 3363.14
    • All other stemcells not listed.

Mitigation

OSS users are strongly encouraged to follow one of the mitigations below:

  • The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following BOSH stemcells:
    • Upgrade 3151.x versions to 3151.14 or later
    • Upgrade 3233.x versions to 3233.16 or later
    • Upgrade 3263.x versions to 3263.22 or later
    • Upgrade 3312.x versions to 3312.22 or later
    • Upgrade 3363.x versions to 3363.14 or later
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version.

References

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