Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3234-2

Ubuntu Security Notice 3234-2 – USN-3234-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the ext4 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta block groups. An attacker with physical access could use this to specially craft an ext4 image that causes a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

Link: https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/141646/USN-3234-2.txt

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3234-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 3234-1 – Ralf Spenneberg discovered that the ext4 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate meta block groups. An attacker with physical access could use this to specially craft an ext4 image that causes a denial of service. It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not clear the setgid bit during a setxattr call on a tmpfs filesystem. A local attacker could use this to gain elevated group privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

Link: https://packetstormsecurity.com/files/141647/USN-3234-1.txt