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USN-4883-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Severity

High

Vendor

Canonical Ubuntu

Versions Affected

  • Canonical Ubuntu 16.04

Description

Adam Nichols discovered that heap overflows existed in the iSCSI subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-27365)

Adam Nichols discovered that the iSCSI subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to iSCSI transport handles. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or expose sensitive information (kernel pointer addresses). (CVE-2021-27363)

Adam Nichols discovered that an out-of-bounds read existed in the iSCSI subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2021-27364)

CVEs contained in this USN include: CVE-2021-27365, CVE-2021-27363, CVE-2021-27364.

Affected Cloud Foundry Products and Versions

Severity is high unless otherwise noted.

  • Xenial Stemcells
    • 456.x versions prior to 456.152
    • 621.x versions prior to 621.115
    • All other stemcells not listed.

Mitigation

Users of affected products are strongly encouraged to follow the mitigations below. The Cloud Foundry project recommends upgrading the following releases:

  • Xenial Stemcells
    • Upgrade 456.x versions to 456.152 or greater
    • Upgrade 621.x versions to 621.115 or greater
    • All other stemcells should be upgraded to the latest version available onĀ bosh.io.

History

2021-04-14: Initial vulnerability report published.

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