USN-1089-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

18 March 2011

Multiple kernel vulnerabilities.

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Details

Dan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not correctly
initialize structure memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read
portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077)

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 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 that the SCSI subsystem did not correctly validate
iov segments. A local attacker with access to a SCSI device could send
specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2010-4163)

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)

Alan Cox discovered that the HCI UART driver did not correctly check if
a write operation was available. If the mmap_min-addr sysctl was changed
from the Ubuntu default to a value of 0, a local attacker could exploit
this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4242)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 9.10

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.

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  • USN-1054-1: linux-image-2.6.35-25-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-28-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-28-server, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-28-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-28-lpia, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-28-sparc64, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-28-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-28-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-25-omap, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-25-server, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-28-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-312-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-28-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-28-386, linux-image-2.6.35-25-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-28-versatile
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