USN-1294-1: Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerabilities

8 December 2011

linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

  • linux-lts-backport-oneiric - Linux kernel backport from Oneiric

Details

Peter Huewe discovered an information leak in the handling of reading security-related TPM data. A local, unprivileged user could read the results of a previous TPM command. (CVE-2011-1162)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats did not enforce access restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain information, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2494)

Qianfeng Zhang discovered that the bridge networking interface incorrectly handled certain network packets. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2942)

Yasuaki Ishimatsu discovered a flaw in the kernel’s clock implementation. A local unprivileged attacker could exploit this causing a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3209)

Zheng Liu discovered a flaw in how the ext4 filesystem splits extents. A local unprivileged attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3638)

Scot Doyle discovered that the bridge networking interface incorrectly handled certain network packets. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4087)

A bug was found in the way headroom check was performed in udp6_ufo_fragment() function. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2011-4326)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic - 3.0.0-13.22~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic-pae - 3.0.0-13.22~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-13-server - 3.0.0-13.22~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-13-virtual - 3.0.0-13.22~lucid1

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.

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