[USN-1426-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerabilities
john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue Apr 24 10:32:06 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1426-1
April 24, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
- linux-ec2: Linux kernel for EC2
Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device
assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local user
could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of service.
Stephan BÃ¤rwolf discovered a flaw in the KVM (kernel-based virtual
machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can crash
use this flaw to crash VMs causing a deny of service. (CVE-2012-0045)
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cifs file system. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading
to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1090)
H. Peter Anvin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel that could crash the
system. A local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system.
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-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-1097
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