USN-1563-1: Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerability

10 September 2012

linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software Description

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


A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2372)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel’s TUN/TAP device driver. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine part of the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2012-6547)

A flaw was found in Linux kernel’s validation of CIPSO (Common IP Security Option) options set from userspace. A local user that can set a socket’s CIPSO options could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system). (CVE-2013-0310)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
linux-image-3.0.0-25-generic - 3.0.0-25.41~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-25-generic-pae - 3.0.0-25.41~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-25-server - 3.0.0-25.41~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-25-virtual - 3.0.0-25.41~lucid1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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.