USN-1278-1: Linux (Maverick backport) vulnerabilities

24 November 2011

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux-lts-backport-maverick - Linux kernel backport from Maverick

Details

It was discovered that CIFS incorrectly handled authentication. When a user
had a CIFS share mounted that required authentication, a local user could
mount the same share without knowing the correct password. (CVE-2011-1585)

Andrea Righi discovered a race condition in the KSM memory merging support.
If KSM was being used, a local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2183)

Vasily Averin discovered that the NFS Lock Manager (NLM) incorrectly
handled unlock requests. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-2491)

Robert Swiecki discovered that mapping extensions were incorrectly handled.
A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-2496)

It was discovered that the wireless stack incorrectly verified SSID
lengths. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service
or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-2517)

Update instructions

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

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-1271-1: linux-fsl-imx51, linux-image-2.6.31-612-imx51
  • USN-1241-1: linux-fsl-imx51, linux-image-2.6.31-611-imx51
  • USN-1244-1: linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1274-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-420-dove
  • USN-1269-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-340-ec2
  • USN-1167-1: linux-image-2.6.38-10-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-10-omap, linux-image-2.6.38-10-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-10-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-10-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-10-server
  • USN-1285-1: linux-image-2.6.38-13-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-13-omap, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-13-server
  • USN-1268-1: linux-image-2.6.24-30-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-30-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-30-server, linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-30-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-30-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-30-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-30-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-30-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-30-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-30-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-30-xen, linux-image-2.6.24-30-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-30-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-30-386, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-30-itanium
  • USN-1286-1: linux-image-2.6.32-36-386, linux-image-2.6.32-36-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-36-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-36-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-36-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-36-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-36-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-36-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-36-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-36-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-36-server, linux-image-2.6.32-36-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-36-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-36-generic-pae
  • USN-1208-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-418-dove
  • USN-1216-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-318-ec2
  • USN-1280-1: linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1272-1: linux-image-2.6.35-31-versatile, linux-image-2.6.35-31-omap, linux-image-2.6.35-31-server, linux-image-2.6.35-31-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-31-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.35-31-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-31-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-31-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-31-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1218-1: linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-34-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-34-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-34-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-34-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-34-386, linux-image-2.6.32-34-versatile, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-34-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-34-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-34-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-34-server, linux-image-2.6.32-34-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1256-1: linux-lts-backport-natty, linux-image-2.6.38-12-server, linux-image-2.6.38-12-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-12-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-12-virtual
  • USN-1281-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.38-1209-omap4
  • USN-1203-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-218-dove
  • USN-1279-1: linux-lts-backport-natty, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-13-server