USN-1598-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

09 October 2012

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device
implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface (which is
not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root user) could
exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain administrative
privileges.

References

Related notices

  • USN-1539-1: linux-image-3.0.0-24-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-24-server, linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-24-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-24-virtual
  • USN-1514-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1417-omap4
  • USN-1533-1: linux-image-3.0.0-24-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-24-server, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-24-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-24-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-24-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-24-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-24-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-24-virtual
  • USN-1534-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-347-ec2
  • USN-1535-1: linux, linux-image-2.6.32-42-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-42-server, linux-image-2.6.32-42-386, linux-image-2.6.32-42-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-42-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-42-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-42-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-42-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-42-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-42-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-42-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-42-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-42-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-42-generic-pae
  • USN-1529-1: linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic-pae, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-29-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-29-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-29-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-29-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-29-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-29-generic
  • USN-1530-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-2.6.38-1209-omap4
  • USN-1531-1: linux, linux-image-2.6.38-15-omap, linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.38-15-server, linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-15-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-15-versatile
  • USN-1538-1: linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic, linux-lts-backport-natty, linux-image-2.6.38-15-server, linux-image-2.6.38-15-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic-pae
  • USN-1532-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.0.0-1214-omap4