USN-2662-1: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities

7 July 2015

linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities

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-trusty - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty

Details

Alexandre Oliva reported a race condition flaw in the btrfs file system’s handling of extended attributes (xattrs). A local attacker could exploit this flaw to bypass ACLs and potentially escalate privileges. (CVE-2014-9710)

A race condition was discovered in the Linux kernel’s file_handle size verification. A local user could exploit this flaw to read potentially sensative memory locations. (CVE-2015-1420)

A underflow error was discovered in the Linux kernel’s Ozmo Devices USB over WiFi host controller driver. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted packet. (CVE-2015-4001)

A bounds check error was discovered in the Linux kernel’s Ozmo Devices USB over WiFi host controller driver. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted packet. (CVE-2015-4002)

A division by zero error was discovered in the Linux kernel’s Ozmo Devices USB over WiFi host controller driver. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4003)

Carl H Lunde discovered missing sanity checks in the Linux kernel’s UDF file system (CONFIG_UDF_FS). A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) by using a corrupted file system image. (CVE-2015-4167)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
linux-image-3.13.0-57-generic - 3.13.0-57.95~precise1
linux-image-3.13.0-57-generic-lpae - 3.13.0-57.95~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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