USN-1119-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

20 April 2011

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10

Summary

Multiple security flaws have been fixed in the OMAP4 port of the Linux kernel.

Software Description

  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4 devices

Details

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RDS network protocol did not correctly check certain parameters. A local attacker could exploit this gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3904)

Nelson Elhage discovered several problems with the Acorn Econet protocol driver. A local user could cause a denial of service via a NULL pointer dereference, escalate privileges by overflowing the kernel stack, and assign Econet addresses to arbitrary interfaces. (CVE-2010-3848, CVE-2010-3849, CVE-2010-3850)

Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux kernel did not correctly validate memory ranges on 64bit kernels when allocating memory on behalf of 32bit system calls. On a 64bit system, a local attacker could perform malicious multicast getsockopt calls to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3081)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the IRDA subsystem did not correctly shut down. A local attacker could exploit this to cause the system to crash or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-2954)

Brad Spengler discovered that the wireless extensions did not correctly validate certain request sizes. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2955)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the session keyring did not correctly check for its parent. On systems without a default session keyring, a local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-2960)

Kees Cook discovered that the Intel i915 graphics driver did not correctly validate memory regions. A local attacker with access to the video card could read and write arbitrary kernel memory to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-2962)

Kees Cook discovered that the V4L1 32bit compat interface did not correctly validate certain parameters. A local attacker on a 64bit system with access to a video device could exploit this to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-2963)

Robert Swiecki discovered that ftrace did not correctly handle mutexes. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3079)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the OSS sequencer device did not correctly shut down. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3080)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the CD driver did not correctly check parameters. A local attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3437)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that SCTP did not correctly handle HMAC calculations. A remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic that would crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3705)

Kees Cook discovered that the ethtool interface did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could read kernel heap memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3861)

Thomas Pollet discovered that the RDS network protocol did not check certain iovec buffers. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or possibly execute arbitrary code as the root user. (CVE-2010-3865)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3875)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel sockets implementation did not properly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3876)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the TIPC interface did not correctly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3877)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that kvm did not correctly clear memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of the kernel stack, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3881)

Kees Cook and Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the shm interface did not clear kernel memory correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4072)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the ivtv V4L driver did not correctly initialize certian structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4079)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the socket filters did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could create malicious filters to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4158)

Dan Rosenberg discovered multiple flaws in the X.25 facilities parsing. If a system was using X.25, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4164)

Steve Chen discovered that setsockopt did not correctly check MSS values. A local attacker could make a specially crafted socket call to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4165)

Vegard Nossum discovered that memory garbage collection was not handled correctly for active sockets. A local attacker could exploit this to allocate all available kernel memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4249)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the kernel did not correctly handle process cleanup after triggering a recoverable kernel bug. If a local attacker were able to trigger certain kinds of kernel bugs, they could create a specially crafted process to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4258)

Nelson Elhage discovered that Econet did not correctly handle AUN packets over UDP. A local attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4342)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the install_special_mapping function could bypass the mmap_min_addr restriction. A local attacker could exploit this to mmap 4096 bytes below the mmap_min_addr area, possibly improving the chances of performing NULL pointer dereference attacks. (CVE-2010-4346)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the OSS subsystem did not handle name termination correctly. A local attacker could exploit this crash the system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4527)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that IRDA did not correctly check the size of buffers. On non-x86 systems, a local attacker could exploit this to read kernel heap memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4529)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4 - 2.6.35-903.22

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References