CVE-2011-0712

Published: 18 February 2011

Multiple buffer overflows in the caiaq Native Instruments USB audio functionality in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38-rc4-next-20110215 might allow attackers to cause a denial of service or possibly have unspecified other impact via a long USB device name, related to (1) the snd_usb_caiaq_audio_init function in sound/usb/caiaq/audio.c and (2) the snd_usb_caiaq_midi_init function in sound/usb/caiaq/midi.c.

From the Ubuntu security team

Rafael Dominguez Vega discovered that the caiaq Native Instruments USB driver did not correctly validate string lengths. A local attacker with physical access could plug in a specially crafted USB device to crash the system or potentially gain root privileges.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.38~rc6)
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/tiwai/sound-2.6.git;a=commit;h=eaae55dac6b64c0616046436b294e69fc5311581
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.38~rc6)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.38~rc6)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.38~rc6)
linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.38~rc6)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.38~rc6)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.38~rc6)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.38~rc6)