USN-1291-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

8 December 2011

linux vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

A bug was discovered in the XFS filesystem’s handling of pathnames. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service, or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-4077)

A flaw was found in the Journaling Block Device (JBD). A local attacker able to mount ext3 or ext4 file systems could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4132)

Clement Lecigne discovered a bug in the HFS file system bounds checking. When a malformed HFS file system is mounted a local user could crash the system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-4330)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
linux-image-2.6.24-30-386 - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-generic - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-hppa32 - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-hppa64 - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-itanium - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-lpia - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-lpiacompat - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-mckinley - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-openvz - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc-smp - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc64-smp - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-rt - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-server - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-sparc64 - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-sparc64-smp - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-virtual - 2.6.24-30.97
linux-image-2.6.24-30-xen - 2.6.24-30.97

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