USN-6740-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Advisory

Wei Chen discovered that a race condition existed in the TIPC protocol
implementation in the Linux kernel, leading to a null pointer dereference
vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2023-1382)

It was discovered that the virtio network implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly handle file references in the host, leading to a
use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or possibly expose sensitive information
(kernel memory). (CVE-2023-1838)

Jose Oliveira and Rodrigo Branco discovered that the Spectre Variant 2
mitigations with prctl syscall were insufficient in some situations. A
local attacker could possibly use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2023-1998)

Daniele Antonioli discovered that the Secure Simple Pairing and Secure
Connections pairing in the Bluetooth protocol could allow an
unauthenticated user to complete authentication without pairing
credentials. A physically proximate attacker placed between two Bluetooth
devices could use this to subsequently impersonate one of the paired
devices. (CVE-2023-24023)

shanzhulig discovered that the DRM subsystem in the Linux kernel contained
a race condition when performing certain operation while handling driver
unload, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local attacker could
use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-51043)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the Bluetooth subsystem
of the Linux kernel, leading to a use-after-free vulnerability. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2023-51779)

It was discovered that the device mapper driver in the Linux kernel did not
properly validate target size during certain memory allocations. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2023-52429, CVE-2024-23851)

Zhenghan Wang discovered that the generic ID allocator implementation in
the Linux kernel did not properly check for null bitmap when releasing IDs.
A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash). (CVE-2023-6915)

It was discovered that the SCTP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel
contained a race condition when handling lock acquisition in certain
situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of
service (kernel deadlock). (CVE-2024-0639)

Several security issues were discovered in the Linux kernel.
An attacker could possibly use these to compromise the system.
This update corrects flaws in the following subsystems:
– Architecture specifics;
– EDAC drivers;
– Media drivers;
– JFS file system;
(CVE-2023-52603, CVE-2023-52464, CVE-2023-52600, CVE-2023-52445,
CVE-2023-52451)

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