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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5140-1 – Torchsec
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5140-1
November 11, 2021
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.
– linux-oem-5.14: Linux kernel for OEM systems
It was discovered that the AMD Cryptographic Coprocessor (CCP) driver in
the Linux kernel did not properly deallocate memory in some error
conditions. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(memory exhaustion). (CVE-2021-3744, CVE-2021-3764)
It was discovered that an integer overflow could be triggered in the eBPF
implementation in the Linux kernel when preallocating objects for stack
maps. A privileged local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-41864)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
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.
CVE-2021-3744, CVE-2021-3764, CVE-2021-41864