Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe, linux-gcp, linux-oem vulnerabilities (USN-3677-2)
High Nessus Plugin ID 110479
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-3677-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 17.10.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 17.10 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
It was discovered that the netfilter subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly validate ebtables offsets. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1068)
Wen Xu discovered that the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle corrupted meta data in some situations.
An attacker could use this to specially craft an ext4 file system that caused a denial of service (system crash) when mounted.
It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the RDS (Reliable Datagram Sockets) protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-7492)
It was discovered that the 802.11 software simulator implementation in the Linux kernel contained a memory leak when handling certain error conditions. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2018-8087)
Eyal Itkin discovered that the USB displaylink video adapter driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate mmap offsets sent from userspace. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.