[USN-2065-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerabilities
john.johansen at canonical.com
Fri Jan 3 11:15:07 UTC 2014
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2065-1
January 03, 2014
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
Stephan Mueller reported an error in the Linux kernel's ansi cprng random
number generator. This flaw makes it easier for a local attacker to break
cryptographic protections. (CVE-2013-4345)
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's IP Virtual Server (IP_VS)
support. A local user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could exploit this
flaw to gain additional administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-4588)
Nico Golde and Fabian Yamaguchi reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's
debugfs filesystem. An administrative local user could exploit this flaw to
cause a denial of service (OOPS). (CVE-2013-6378)
Nico Golde reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's userspace IO (uio) driver.
A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory
corruption) or possibly gain privileges. (CVE-2013-6763)
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-2013-4345, CVE-2013-4588, CVE-2013-6378, CVE-2013-6763
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