USN-1332-1: Linux kernel (Maverick backport) vulnerabilities

13 January 2012

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

Details

Peter Huewe discovered an information leak in the handling of reading
security-related TPM data. A local, unprivileged user could read the
results of a previous TPM command. (CVE-2011-1162)

Dan Rosenberg reported an error in the old ABI compatibility layer of ARM
kernels. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1759)

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)

Clement Lecigne discovered a bug in the HFS filesystem. A local attacker
could exploit this to cause a kernel oops. (CVE-2011-2203)

A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel handles user-defined key types. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this to crash the system.
(CVE-2011-4110)

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-1324-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-342-ec2
  • USN-1275-1: linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-13-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-13-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-13-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-13-powerpc, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-13-server, linux-image-3.0.0-13-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-1383-1: linux-image-2.6.38-1209-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1341-1: linux-image-2.6.35-32-omap, linux-image-2.6.35-32-server, linux-image-2.6.35-32-versatile, linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-32-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-32-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-32-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-32-powerpc
  • USN-1168-1: linux-image-2.6.32-33-server, linux-image-2.6.32-33-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-33-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-33-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-33-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-33-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-33-ia64, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-33-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-33-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-33-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-33-386
  • USN-1193-1: linux-image-2.6.38-11-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-11-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-11-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-11-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-11-server, linux-image-2.6.38-11-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-11-omap, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-11-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-11-generic-pae
  • USN-1216-1: linux-image-2.6.32-318-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1340-1: linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-15-server, linux-image-3.0.0-15-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae
  • USN-1325-1: linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1303-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-421-dove
  • USN-1345-1: linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-13-omap, linux-image-2.6.38-13-server, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-13-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual
  • USN-1294-1: linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic-pae, linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-13-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-13-server
  • USN-1323-1: linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-30-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-30-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-30-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-30-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-30-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-30-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-30-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-30-386, linux-image-2.6.24-30-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-30-server, linux-image-2.6.24-30-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-30-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-30-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-30-xen, linux-image-2.6.24-30-hppa32
  • USN-1299-1: linux-image-2.6.32-341-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1311-1: linux-image-2.6.32-37-server, linux-image-2.6.32-37-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-37-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-37-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-37-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-37-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-37-386, linux-image-2.6.32-37-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-37-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-37-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-37-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-37-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-37-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-37-ia64
  • USN-1390-1: linux-image-2.6.24-31-server, linux-image-2.6.24-31-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-31-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-31-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-31-rt, linux-image-2.6.24-31-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-31-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-31-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-31-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-31-xen, linux-image-2.6.24-31-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-31-386, linux-image-2.6.24-31-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-31-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-31-itanium
  • USN-1330-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.0.0-1206-omap4
  • USN-1394-1: linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1318-1: linux-fsl-imx51, linux-image-2.6.31-612-imx51
  • USN-1392-1: linux-fsl-imx51, linux-image-2.6.31-612-imx51
  • USN-1167-1: linux-image-2.6.38-10-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-10-omap, linux-image-2.6.38-10-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-10-server, linux-image-2.6.38-10-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-10-virtual
  • USN-1208-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-418-dove
  • USN-1328-1: linux-image-2.6.32-422-dove, linux-mvl-dove
  • USN-1159-1: linux-image-2.6.32-417-dove, linux-mvl-dove
  • USN-1260-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.0.0-1206-omap4
  • USN-1218-1: linux-image-2.6.32-34-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-34-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-34-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-34-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-34-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-34-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-34-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-34-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-34-386, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-34-server, linux-image-2.6.32-34-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-34-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1256-1: linux-image-2.6.38-12-generic-pae, linux-lts-backport-natty, linux-image-2.6.38-12-server, linux-image-2.6.38-12-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-12-generic
  • USN-1337-1: linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-13-server, linux-lts-backport-natty, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual
  • USN-1319-1: linux-image-2.6.38-1209-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1161-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-317-ec2
  • USN-1203-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-218-dove
  • USN-1162-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-217-dove
  • USN-1344-1: linux-image-2.6.32-38-server, linux-image-2.6.32-38-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-38-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-38-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-38-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-38-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-38-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-38-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-38-386, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-38-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-38-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-38-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-38-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-38-ia64
  • USN-1336-1: linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-15-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-15-server, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-15-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae