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USN-1286-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

3 December 2011

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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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)

Ben Pfaff discovered that Classless Queuing Disciplines (qdiscs) were being
incorrectly handled. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2525)

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