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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6058-1 – Torchsec


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6058-1
May 05, 2023

linux-aws, linux-aws-hwe vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- linux-aws: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS) systems
- linux-aws-hwe: Linux kernel for Amazon Web Services (AWS-HWE) systems

Details:

It was discovered that the Traffic-Control Index (TCINDEX) implementation
in the Linux kernel did not properly perform filter deactivation in some
situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to gain elevated
privileges. Please note that with the fix for this CVE, kernel support for
the TCINDEX classifier has been removed.





Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
linux-image-4.15.0-1155-aws 4.15.0-1155.168
linux-image-aws-lts-18.04 4.15.0.1155.153

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
linux-image-4.15.0-1155-aws 4.15.0-1155.168~16.04.1
linux-image-aws-hwe 4.15.0.1155.138

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:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6058-1
CVE-2023-1829

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-aws/4.15.0-1155.168

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