USN-1652-1: Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerabilities

30 November 2012

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

Brad Spengler discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel’s uname system call. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to read kernel stack memory. (CVE-2012-0957)

Rodrigo Freire discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel’s TCP illinois congestion control algorithm. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-4565)

Mathias Krause discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel’s XFRM netlink interface. A local user with the NET_ADMIN capability could exploit this flaw to leak the contents of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6536)

Mathias Krause discovered several errors in the Linux kernel’s xfrm_user implementation. A local attacker could exploit these flaws to examine parts of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6537)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel’s xfrm_user copy_to_user_auth function. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine parts of kernel heap memory. (CVE-2012-6538)

Mathias Krause discovered information leak in the Linux kernel’s compat ioctl interface. A local user could exploit the flaw to examine parts of kernel stack memory (CVE-2012-6539)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel’s getsockopt for IP_VS_SO_GET_TIMEOUT. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine parts of kernel stack memory. (CVE-2012-6540)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel’s getsockopt implementation for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP). A local user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2012-6541)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel’s getsockname implementation for Logical Link Layer (llc) sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2012-6542)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel’s Bluetooth Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP) implementation. A local user could exploit these flaws to examine some of the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2012-6544)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel’s Bluetooth RFCOMM protocol implementation. A local user could exploit these flaws to examine parts of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6545)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel’s Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networking stack. A local user could exploit these flaws to examine some parts of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6546)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernels handling of memory ranges with PROT_NONE when transparent hugepages are in use. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system). (CVE-2013-0309)

Mathias Krause discovered a flaw in xfrm_user in the Linux kernel. A local attacker with NET_ADMIN capability could potentially exploit this flaw to escalate privileges. (CVE-2013-1826)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s /dev/dvb device. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-1928)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
linux-image-3.0.0-28-generic - 3.0.0-28.45~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-28-generic-pae - 3.0.0-28.45~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-28-server - 3.0.0-28.45~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-28-virtual - 3.0.0-28.45~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.

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.

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