USN-2219-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

26 May 2014

linux 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 - Linux kernel

Details

Matthew Daley reported an information leak in the floppy disk driver of the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-1738)

Matthew Daley reported a flaw in the handling of ioctl commands by the floppy disk driver in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges if the floppy disk module is loaded. (CVE-2014-1737)

A flaw was discovered in the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation in the Linux kernel for systems that lack RDS transports. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-7339)

An error was discovered in the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol stack in the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact. (CVE-2014-2678)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
linux-image-2.6.32-60-386 - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-generic - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-generic-pae - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-ia64 - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-lpia - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-powerpc - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-powerpc-smp - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-powerpc64-smp - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-preempt - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-server - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-sparc64 - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-sparc64-smp - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-versatile - 2.6.32-60.122
linux-image-2.6.32-60-virtual - 2.6.32-60.122

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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