USN-1457-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

31 May 2012

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

Andy Adamson discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's NFSv4 implementation.
A remote NFS server (attacker) could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-4131)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual
cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the
system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1601)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's KVM (kernel virtual machine).
An administrative user in the guest OS could leverage this flaw to cause a
denial of service in the host OS. (CVE-2012-2121)

Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base
capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For
application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address
space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges
easier. (CVE-2012-2123)

Schacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's memory handling
when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain higher privileges.
(CVE-2012-2133)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

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