USN-1111-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

05 May 2011

Multiple flaws fixed in the Linux kernel.

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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)

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)

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)

Nelson Elhage discovered that Econet did not correctly handle AUN packets
over UDP. A local attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash
the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4342)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the OSS subsystem did not handle name
termination correctly. A local attacker could exploit this crash the system
or gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4527)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that IRDA did not correctly check the size of
buffers. On non-x86 systems, a local attacker could exploit this to read
kernel heap memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4529)

Dan Carpenter discovered that the TTPCI DVB driver did not check certain
values during an ioctl. If the dvb-ttpci module was loaded, a local
attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service, or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-0521)

Jens Kuehnel discovered that the InfiniBand driver contained a race
condition. On systems using InfiniBand, a local attacker could send
specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-0695)

Timo Warns discovered that the LDM disk partition handling code did not
correctly handle certain values. By inserting a specially crafted disk
device, a local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges.
(CVE-2011-1017)

Related notices

  • USN-1074-2: linux-image-2.6.31-608-imx51, linux-fsl-imx51
  • USN-1141-1: linux-image-2.6.32-32-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-32-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-32-server, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-32-386, linux-image-2.6.32-32-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-32-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-32-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-32-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-32-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-32-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-32-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-316-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-32-lpia, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-32-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-32-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-1159-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-417-dove
  • USN-1187-1: linux-lts-backport-maverick, linux-image-2.6.35-30-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-30-server, linux-image-2.6.35-30-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-30-generic-pae
  • USN-1133-1: linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-29-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-29-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-29-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-xen, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-29-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-29-386, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-server, linux-image-2.6.24-29-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-29-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64
  • USN-1083-1: linux-lts-backport-maverick, linux-image-2.6.35-25-server, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-25-virtual
  • USN-1105-1: linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-29-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-29-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-29-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-xen, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-29-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-29-386, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-server, linux-image-2.6.24-29-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-29-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64
  • USN-1161-1: linux-image-2.6.32-317-ec2, linux-ec2
  • 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
  • USN-1080-1: linux-image-2.6.32-29-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-29-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-29-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-29-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-29-server, linux-image-2.6.32-29-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-29-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-29-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-29-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-29-powerpc, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-29-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-29-386, linux-image-2.6.32-29-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1212-1: linux-image-2.6.38-1209-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1146-1: linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-29-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-29-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-29-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-xen, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-29-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-29-386, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-server, linux-image-2.6.24-29-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-29-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64
  • USN-1160-1: linux-image-2.6.35-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-30-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.35-30-omap, linux-image-2.6.35-30-server, linux-image-2.6.35-30-versatile, linux-image-2.6.35-30-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-30-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-30-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-30-generic-pae
  • USN-1080-2: linux-image-2.6.32-313-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1164-1: linux-image-2.6.31-609-imx51, linux-fsl-imx51
  • USN-1186-1: linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-29-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-29-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-29-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-xen, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-29-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-29-386, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-29-server, linux-image-2.6.24-29-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-29-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-29-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-29-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-29-sparc64
  • USN-1119-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4
  • USN-1073-1: linux-image-2.6.31-22-ia64, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic, linux-image-2.6.31-22-lpia, linux-image-2.6.31-22-virtual, linux-image-2.6.31-307-ec2, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-386, linux-image-2.6.31-22-server, linux-image-2.6.31-22-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.31-22-sparc64-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.31-22-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.31-22-powerpc
  • USN-1054-1: linux-image-2.6.32-28-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-28-386, linux-image-2.6.32-28-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-312-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-28-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-28-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-28-ia64, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-25-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-28-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.35-25-versatile, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-28-server, linux-image-2.6.35-25-omap, linux-image-2.6.35-25-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-28-lpia, linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.35-25-server, linux-image-2.6.32-28-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-25-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-28-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-28-preempt
  • USN-1074-1: linux-image-2.6.31-112-imx51, linux-fsl-imx51
  • USN-1093-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-416-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-216-dove
  • USN-1081-1: linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-27-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.35-27-versatile, linux-image-2.6.35-27-server, linux-image-2.6.35-27-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-27-omap, linux-image-2.6.35-27-virtual, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-27-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1168-1: linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-33-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-33-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-33-server, linux-image-2.6.32-33-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-33-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-33-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-33-386, linux-image-2.6.32-33-preempt, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-33-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-33-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-33-sparc64-smp
  • USN-1167-1: linux-image-2.6.38-10-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-10-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-10-omap, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-10-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-10-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-10-server