[USN-1939-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Fri Sep 6 10:52:44 UTC 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1939-1
September 06, 2013

linux vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


Vasily Kulikov discovered a flaw in the Linux Kernel's perf tool that
allows for privilege escalation. A local user could exploit this flaw to
run commands as root when using the perf tool.

Michael S. Tsirkin discovered a flaw in how the Linux kernel's KVM
subsystem allocates memory slots for the guest's address space. A local
user could exploit this flaw to gain system privileges or obtain sensitive
information from kernel memory. (CVE-2013-1943)

A flaw was discovered in the SCTP (stream control transfer protocol)
network protocol's handling of duplicate cookies in the Linux kernel. A
remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(system crash) on another remote user querying the SCTP connection.

Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in setsockopt UDP_CORK option in the
Linux kernel's IPv6 stack. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-4162)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-386       2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-generic   2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-generic-pae  2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-ia64      2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-lpia      2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-powerpc   2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-powerpc-smp  2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-powerpc64-smp  2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-preempt   2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-server    2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-sparc64   2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-sparc64-smp  2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-versatile  2.6.32-51.113
  linux-image-2.6.32-51-virtual   2.6.32-51.113

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-2013-1060, CVE-2013-1943, CVE-2013-2206, CVE-2013-4162

Package Information:

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