[USN-1301-1] Linux kernel (Natty backport) vulnerabilities
john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue Dec 13 13:05:00 UTC 2011
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1301-1
December 13, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
- linux-lts-backport-natty: Linux kernel backport from Natty
A bug was discovered in the XFS filesystem's handling of pathnames. A local
attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service, or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-4077)
Nick Bowler discovered the kernel GHASH message digest algorithm
incorrectly handled error conditions. A local attacker could exploit this
to cause a kernel oops. (CVE-2011-4081)
A flaw was found in the Journaling Block Device (JBD). A local attacker
able to mount ext3 or ext4 file systems could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4132)
Clement Lecigne discovered a bug in the HFS file system bounds checking.
When a malformed HFS file system is mounted a local user could crash the
system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-4330)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 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. If
you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
perform this as well.
CVE-2011-4077, CVE-2011-4081, CVE-2011-4132, CVE-2011-4330
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