CVE-2011-1010

Published: 01 March 2011

Buffer overflow in the mac_partition function in fs/partitions/mac.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.37.2 allows local users to cause a denial of service (panic) or possibly have unspecified other impact via a malformed Mac OS partition table.

From the Ubuntu security team

Timo Warns discovered that MAC partition parsing routines did not correctly calculate block counts. A local attacker with physical access could plug in a specially crafted block 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/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=fa7ea87a057958a8b7926c1a60a3ca6d696328ed
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)