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USN-1193-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

19 August 2011

Multiple kernel flaws have been fixed.

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Timo Warns discovered that the GUID partition parsing routines did not
correctly validate certain structures. A local attacker with physical
access could plug in a specially crafted block device to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1577)

Phil Oester discovered that the network bonding system did not correctly
handle large queues. On some systems, a remote attacker could send
specially crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-1581)

Ben Hutchings reported a flaw in the kernel's handling of corrupt LDM
partitions. A local user could exploit this to cause a denial of service or
escalate privileges. (CVE-2011-2182)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats listeners were not correctly
handled. A local attacker could expoit this to exhaust memory and CPU
resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2484)

Sami Liedes discovered that ext4 did not correctly handle missing root
inodes. A local attacker could trigger the mount of a specially crafted
filesystem to cause the system to crash, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-2493)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's AppArmor security interface
when invalid information was written to it. An unprivileged local user
could use this to cause a denial of service on the system. (CVE-2011-3619)

Scot Doyle discovered that the bridge networking interface incorrectly
handled certain network packets. A remote attacker could exploit this to
crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4087)

A bug was found in the way headroom check was performed in
udp6_ufo_fragment() function. A remote attacker could use this flaw to
crash the system. (CVE-2011-4326)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

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