USN-1057-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1057-1

3rd February, 2011

linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 6.06 LTS


Multiple vulnerabilities in Linux kernel.

Software description

  • linux-source-2.6.15 - ACPI support modules (udeb)


Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not correctly order
inode lookups when exported by NFS. A remote attacker could exploit this to
read or write disk blocks that had changed file assignment or had become
unlinked, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2943)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that several network ioctls did not clear kernel
memory correctly. A local user could exploit this to read kernel stack
memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3297)

Kees Cook and Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the shm interface did not
clear kernel memory correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to read
kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4072)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.15-55-hppa64 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-mckinley 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-powerpc-smp 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-hppa32-smp 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-686 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-amd64-k8 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-amd64-server 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-386 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-sparc64-smp 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-k7 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-sparc64 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-server 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-powerpc64-smp 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-hppa32 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-mckinley-smp 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-server-bigiron 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-itanium-smp 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-amd64-xeon 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-powerpc 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-amd64-generic 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-hppa64-smp 2.6.15-55.91
linux-image-2.6.15-55-itanium 2.6.15-55.91

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.


CVE-2010-2943, CVE-2010-3297, CVE-2010-4072