USN-1391-1: Linux kernel (Marvell DOVE) vulnerability

07 March 2012

The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

Releases

Packages

  • linux-mvl-dove - Linux kernel for DOVE

Details

A flaw was discovered in the XFS filesystem. If a local user mounts a
specially crafted XFS image it could potential execute arbitrary code on
the system.

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.

References

Related notices

  • USN-1389-1: linux-image-2.6.32-39-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-39-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-39-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-39-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-39-386, linux-image-2.6.32-39-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-39-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-39-ia64, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-39-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-39-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-39-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-39-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-39-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-39-server
  • USN-1384-1: linux-image-3.0.0-16-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-16-generic-pae, linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-16-server, linux-image-3.0.0-16-generic
  • USN-1386-1: linux-image-2.6.38-13-server, linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual, linux-lts-backport-natty, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae
  • USN-1387-1: linux-image-2.6.35-32-virtual, linux-lts-backport-maverick, linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-32-server
  • USN-1394-1: linux-image-2.6.35-903-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1356-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.38-1209-omap4
  • USN-1362-1: linux-image-2.6.38-13-server, linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc, linux, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-13-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-13-omap
  • USN-1364-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.0.0-1207-omap4
  • USN-1363-1: linux-image-3.0.0-16-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-16-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-16-virtual, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-16-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-16-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-16-server, linux-image-3.0.0-16-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-16-generic
  • USN-1361-1: linux-image-2.6.35-32-virtual, linux-image-2.6.35-32-powerpc, linux, linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic, linux-image-2.6.35-32-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.35-32-versatile, linux-image-2.6.35-32-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-32-omap, linux-image-2.6.35-32-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.35-32-server
  • USN-1388-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-343-ec2