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USN-1071-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

25 February 2011

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Tavis Ormandy discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly implement
exception fixup. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3086)

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)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation did
not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to
read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3875)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel sockets implementation
did not properly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could
exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-3876)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the Linux kernel IPv4 implementation did not
properly audit certain bytecodes in netlink messages. A local attacker
could exploit this to cause the kernel to hang, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2010-3880)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the SiS video driver did not correctly clear
kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack
memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4078)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RME Hammerfall DSP audio interface driver
did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this
to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4080,
CVE-2010-4081)

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)

James Bottomley discovered that the ICP vortex storage array controller
driver did not validate certain sizes. A local attacker on a 64bit system
could exploit this to crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4157)

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)

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  • USN-1073-1: linux-image-2.6.31-22-virtual, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-ia64, linux, linux-image-2.6.31-22-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-307-ec2, linux-image-2.6.31-22-server, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic, linux-image-2.6.31-22-lpia, linux-image-2.6.31-22-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.31-22-386
  • USN-1072-1: linux-image-2.6.24-28-server, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-28-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-28-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-28-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-28-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-28-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-28-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-28-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-28-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-28-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-28-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-28-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-28-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-28-386, linux-image-2.6.24-28-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-28-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-28-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-28-xen
  • USN-1202-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4
  • USN-1083-1: linux-lts-backport-maverick, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-25-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-25-server, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic-pae
  • USN-1054-1: linux-image-2.6.35-25-omap, linux-image-2.6.32-28-versatile, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-25-server, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-28-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-28-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-28-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-25-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-28-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-28-386, linux-image-2.6.32-28-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-25-virtual, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-312-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-28-server, linux-image-2.6.32-28-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-28-preempt, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-28-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic-pae
  • USN-1204-1: linux-fsl-imx51, linux-image-2.6.31-610-imx51
  • USN-1093-1: linux-image-2.6.32-216-dove, linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-416-dove
  • USN-1164-1: linux-image-2.6.31-609-imx51, linux-fsl-imx51
  • USN-1244-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4
  • USN-1080-1: linux-image-2.6.32-29-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-29-server, linux-image-2.6.32-29-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-29-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-29-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-29-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-29-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-29-386, linux-image-2.6.32-29-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-29-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-29-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-29-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-29-ia64
  • USN-1080-2: linux-image-2.6.32-313-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1081-1: linux-image-2.6.35-27-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-27-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-27-versatile, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.35-27-omap, linux-image-2.6.35-27-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-27-server, linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-1187-1: linux-image-2.6.35-30-generic, linux-lts-backport-maverick, linux-image-2.6.35-30-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-30-server, linux-image-2.6.35-30-virtual
  • USN-1119-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4
  • USN-1074-1: linux-image-2.6.31-112-imx51, linux-fsl-imx51
  • USN-1074-2: linux-fsl-imx51, linux-image-2.6.31-608-imx51
  • USN-1041-1: linux-image-2.6.35-24-server, linux-image-2.6.32-311-ec2, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-27-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-27-virtual, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-24-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-lpia, linux-image-2.6.35-24-omap, linux-image-2.6.32-27-generic, linux-image-2.6.31-22-386, linux-image-2.6.35-24-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-24-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.31-22-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-27-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-27-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-24-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-27-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.31-22-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-27-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-27-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-24-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.31-22-virtual, linux-image-2.6.31-22-server, linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-27-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-27-sparc64, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.35-24-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-27-lpia, linux-image-2.6.31-22-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-307-ec2, linux-image-2.6.35-24-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-27-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-27-386, linux-image-2.6.32-27-server