USN-1849-1: Linux kernel (Raring HWE) vulnerability

31 May 2013

linux-lts-raring vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

  • linux-lts-raring - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Raring

Details

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel’s iSCSI subsystem. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-2850)

An flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel’s perf_events interface. A local user could exploit this flaw to escalate privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-2094)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s tkill and tgkill system calls when used from compat processes. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2141)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel’s perf events subsystem for Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge processors. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-2146)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s crypto API. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3076)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s rcvmsg path for ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode). A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3222)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s recvmsg path for ax25 address family. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3223)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s recvmsg path for the bluetooth address family. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3224)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s bluetooth rfcomm protocol support. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3225)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s bluetooth SCO sockets implementation. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3226)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s CAIF protocol implementation. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3227)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s IRDA (infrared) support subsystem. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3228)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s s390 - z/VM support. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3229)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s l2tp (Layer Two Tunneling Protocol) implementation. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3230)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s llc (Logical Link Layer 2) support. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3231)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s receive message handling for the netrom address family. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3232)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s nfc (near field communication) support. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3233)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s Rose X.25 protocol layer. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3234)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel’s TIPC (Transparent Inter Process Communication) protocol implementation. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel’s stack memory. (CVE-2013-3235)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
linux-image-3.8.0-23-generic - 3.8.0-23.34~precise1

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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