USN-1341-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

23 January 2012

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel

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 10.10

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-image-2.6.32-342-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1275-1: linux-image-3.0.0-13-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-13-omap, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-13-server, linux-image-3.0.0-13-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-13-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-13-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-1383-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.38-1209-omap4
  • USN-1168-1: linux-image-2.6.32-33-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-33-386, linux-image-2.6.32-33-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-33-versatile, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-33-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-33-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-33-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-33-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-33-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-33-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-33-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-33-server
  • USN-1193-1: linux-image-2.6.38-11-server, linux-image-2.6.38-11-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-11-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-11-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-11-omap, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-11-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-11-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-11-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-11-versatile
  • USN-1216-1: linux-image-2.6.32-318-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1340-1: linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-15-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-15-server, linux-lts-backport-oneiric
  • 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-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-13-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-13-omap, linux-image-2.6.38-13-server, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1332-1: linux-image-2.6.35-32-server, linux-image-2.6.35-32-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic, linux-lts-backport-maverick
  • USN-1294-1: linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-13-server, linux-image-3.0.0-13-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-13-generic-pae, linux-lts-backport-oneiric
  • USN-1323-1: linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-30-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-30-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-30-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-30-lpiacompat, linux-image-2.6.24-30-386, linux-image-2.6.24-30-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-30-server, linux-image-2.6.24-30-xen, linux-image-2.6.24-30-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-30-lpia, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-30-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-30-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-30-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-30-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-30-rt
  • 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-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-37-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-37-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-37-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-37-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-37-virtual, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-37-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-37-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-37-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-37-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-37-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-37-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-37-386
  • USN-1390-1: linux-image-2.6.24-31-hppa64, linux-image-2.6.24-31-xen, linux-image-2.6.24-31-hppa32, linux-image-2.6.24-31-itanium, linux-image-2.6.24-31-lpia, linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-31-virtual, linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.24-31-server, linux-image-2.6.24-31-openvz, linux-image-2.6.24-31-mckinley, linux-image-2.6.24-31-generic, linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-31-lpiacompat, linux, linux-image-2.6.24-31-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.24-31-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.24-31-386, linux-image-2.6.24-31-rt
  • 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-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-10-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-10-server, linux-image-2.6.38-10-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-10-omap, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-10-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-10-powerpc-smp
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  • USN-1161-1: linux-image-2.6.32-317-ec2, linux-ec2
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  • USN-1162-1: linux-mvl-dove, linux-image-2.6.32-217-dove
  • USN-1344-1: linux-image-2.6.32-38-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-38-server, linux-image-2.6.32-38-386, linux-image-2.6.32-38-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-38-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-38-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-38-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-38-preempt, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-38-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-38-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-38-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-38-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-38-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-38-generic
  • USN-1336-1: linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-15-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-15-server, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-15-omap