USN-1054-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

01 February 2011

Multiple kernel vulnerablilities.

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Packages

Details

Gleb Napatov discovered that KVM did not correctly check certain privileged
operations. A local attacker with access to a guest kernel could exploit
this to crash the host system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-0435)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel TIPC implementation
contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could
exploit this to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3859)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation
incorrectly parsed facilities. A remote attacker could exploit this to
crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3873)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the CAN protocol on 64bit systems did not
correctly calculate the size of certain buffers. A local attacker could
exploit this to crash the system or possibly execute arbitrary code as the
root user. (CVE-2010-3874)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that kvm did not correctly clear memory. A local
attacker could exploit this to read portions of the kernel stack, leading
to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3881)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that IPC structures were not correctly initialized
on 64bit systems. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack
memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4073)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the ivtv V4L driver did not correctly
initialize certian structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read
kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4079)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the semctl syscall did not correctly clear
kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack
memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4083)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the socket filters did not correctly
initialize structure memory. A local attacker could create malicious
filters to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2010-4158)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel L2TP implementation
contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could
exploit this to to crash the kernel, or possibly gain root privileges.
(CVE-2010-4160)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that certain iovec operations did not calculate
page counts correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4162)

Dan Rosenberg discovered multiple flaws in the X.25 facilities parsing. If
a system was using X.25, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4164)

Steve Chen discovered that setsockopt did not correctly check MSS values. A
local attacker could make a specially crafted socket call to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4165)

Dave Jones discovered that the mprotect system call did not correctly
handle merged VMAs. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4169)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RDS protocol did not correctly check
ioctl arguments. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4175)

Brad Spengler discovered that the kernel did not correctly account for
userspace memory allocations during exec() calls. A local attacker could
exploit this to consume all system memory, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4243)

Vegard Nossum discovered that memory garbage collection was not handled
correctly for active sockets. A local attacker could exploit this to
allocate all available kernel memory, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4249)

It was discovered that named pipes did not correctly handle certain fcntl
calls. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to
a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4256)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the kernel did not correctly handle process
cleanup after triggering a recoverable kernel bug. If a local attacker were
able to trigger certain kinds of kernel bugs, they could create a specially
crafted process to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4258)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
Ubuntu 10.04

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.

Related notices

  • USN-1164-1: linux-image-2.6.31-609-imx51, linux-fsl-imx51
  • USN-1086-1: linux-image-2.6.32-314-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1186-1: linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa32, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-29-xen, linux-image-2.6.24-29-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-29-server, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-386, linux-image-2.6.24-29-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-29-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-29-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpiacompat
  • USN-1072-1: linux-image-2.6.24-28-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-28-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-28-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-28-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-28-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-28-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-28-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-28-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-28-xen, linux-image-2.6.24-28-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-28-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-28-server, linux-image-2.6.24-28-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-28-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-28-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-28-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-28-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-28-386
  • USN-1119-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4
  • USN-1073-1: linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic, linux-image-2.6.31-22-lpia, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc64-smp, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.31-22-ia64, linux-image-2.6.31-22-386, linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.31-22-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-virtual, linux, linux-image-2.6.31-22-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.31-22-server, linux-image-2.6.31-307-ec2
  • USN-1071-1: linux-image-2.6.15-55-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.15-55-386, linux-image-2.6.15-55-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-55-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.15-55-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.15-55-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.15-55-hppa32-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-55-amd64-generic, linux-source-2.6.15, linux-image-2.6.15-55-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-55-686, linux-image-2.6.15-55-mckinley-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-55-k7, linux-image-2.6.15-55-hppa64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-55-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.15-55-itanium, linux-image-2.6.15-55-server-bigiron, linux-image-2.6.15-55-amd64-xeon, linux-image-2.6.15-55-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-55-amd64-k8, linux-image-2.6.15-55-amd64-server, linux-image-2.6.15-55-server, linux-image-2.6.15-55-itanium-smp
  • USN-1074-1: linux-fsl-imx51, linux-image-2.6.31-112-imx51
  • USN-1244-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4
  • USN-1111-1: linux-image-2.6.15-57-amd64-xeon, linux-image-2.6.15-57-amd64-generic, linux-image-2.6.15-57-hppa64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-686, linux-image-2.6.15-57-hppa32-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-amd64-server, linux-image-2.6.15-57-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-mckinley-smp, linux-source-2.6.15, linux-image-2.6.15-57-k7, linux-image-2.6.15-57-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.15-57-server, linux-image-2.6.15-57-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.15-57-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.15-57-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.15-57-386, linux-image-2.6.15-57-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.15-57-amd64-k8, linux-image-2.6.15-57-itanium, linux-image-2.6.15-57-server-bigiron, linux-image-2.6.15-57-itanium-smp
  • USN-1089-1: linux-image-2.6.31-23-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-23-server, linux-image-2.6.31-23-386, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.31-23-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-23-lpia, linux-image-2.6.31-23-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-23-ia64, linux-image-2.6.31-308-ec2, linux, linux-image-2.6.31-23-virtual, linux-image-2.6.31-23-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.31-23-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.31-23-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.31-23-generic
  • USN-1093-1: linux-image-2.6.32-216-dove, linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-416-dove
  • USN-1081-1: linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-27-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-27-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-27-versatile, linux-image-2.6.35-27-server, linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-27-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-27-omap
  • USN-1074-2: linux-image-2.6.31-608-imx51, linux-fsl-imx51
  • USN-1141-1: linux-image-2.6.32-32-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-32-server, linux-image-2.6.32-32-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-32-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-32-powerpc64-smp, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-316-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-32-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-32-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-32-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-32-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-32-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-32-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-32-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-32-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-32-386
  • USN-1092-1: linux-image-2.6.15-57-amd64-xeon, linux-image-2.6.15-57-amd64-generic, linux-image-2.6.15-57-hppa64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-686, linux-image-2.6.15-57-hppa32-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-amd64-server, linux-image-2.6.15-57-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-mckinley-smp, linux-source-2.6.15, linux-image-2.6.15-57-k7, linux-image-2.6.15-57-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.15-57-server, linux-image-2.6.15-57-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.15-57-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.15-57-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.15-57-386, linux-image-2.6.15-57-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.15-57-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.15-57-amd64-k8, linux-image-2.6.15-57-itanium, linux-image-2.6.15-57-server-bigiron, linux-image-2.6.15-57-itanium-smp
  • USN-1159-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-417-dove
  • USN-1187-1: linux-image-2.6.35-30-server, linux-lts-backport-maverick, linux-image-2.6.35-30-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-30-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-30-generic-pae
  • USN-1083-1: linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-25-virtual, linux-lts-backport-maverick, linux-image-2.6.35-25-server, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic
  • USN-1105-1: linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa32, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-29-xen, linux-image-2.6.24-29-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-29-server, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-386, linux-image-2.6.24-29-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-29-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-29-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpiacompat
  • USN-1161-1: linux-image-2.6.32-317-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1204-1: linux-image-2.6.31-610-imx51, linux-fsl-imx51
  • USN-1162-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-217-dove
  • USN-1202-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4