[USN-1218-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Sep 29 17:21:00 UTC 2011


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1218-1
September 29, 2011

linux vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Multiple kernel flaws have been fixed.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Dan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not correctly
initialize structure memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read
portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077)

Alex Shi and Eric Dumazet discovered that the network stack did not
correctly handle packet backlogs. A remote attacker could exploit this by
sending a large amount of network traffic to cause the system to run out of
memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4251, CVE-2010-4805)

It was discovered that the /proc filesystem did not correctly handle
permission changes when programs executed. A local attacker could hold open
files to examine details about programs running with higher privileges,
potentially increasing the chances of exploiting additional
vulnerabilities. (CVE-2011-1020)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the X.25 Rose network stack did not correctly
handle certain fields. If a system was running with Rose enabled, a remote
attacker could send specially crafted traffic to gain root privileges.
(CVE-2011-1493)

Timo Warns discovered that the GUID partition parsing routines did not
correctly validate certain structures. A local attacker with physical
access could plug in a specially crafted block device to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1577)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the IPv4 diagnostic routines did not
correctly validate certain requests. A local attacker could exploit this to
consume CPU resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2213)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats listeners were not correctly
handled. A local attacker could expoit this to exhaust memory and CPU
resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2484)

It was discovered that Bluetooth l2cap and rfcomm did not correctly
initialize structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions
of the kernel stack, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2492)

Mauro Carvalho Chehab discovered that the si4713 radio driver did not
correctly check the length of memory copies. If this hardware was
available, a local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or gain
root privileges. (CVE-2011-2700)

Herbert Xu discovered that certain fields were incorrectly handled when
Generic Receive Offload (CVE-2011-2723)

The performance counter subsystem did not correctly handle certain
counters. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading
to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2918)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-386       2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-generic   2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-generic-pae  2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-ia64      2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-lpia      2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc   2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc-smp  2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc64-smp  2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-preempt   2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-server    2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-sparc64   2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-sparc64-smp  2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-versatile  2.6.32-34.77
  linux-image-2.6.32-34-virtual   2.6.32-34.77

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.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1218-1
  CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4251, CVE-2010-4805,
  CVE-2011-1020, CVE-2011-1493, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-2213,
  CVE-2011-2484, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-2700, CVE-2011-2723,
  CVE-2011-2918

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.32-34.77


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