USN-1599-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability

09 October 2012

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

Releases

Packages

  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details

Pablo Neira Ayuso discovered a flaw in the credentials of netlink messages.
An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this by getting a netlink
based service, that relies on netlink credentials, to perform privileged
actions. (CVE-2012-3520)

Mathias Krause discovered information leak in the Linux kernel's compat
ioctl interface. A local user could exploit the flaw to examine parts of
kernel stack memory (CVE-2012-6539)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
getsockopt for IP_VS_SO_GET_TIMEOUT. A local user could exploit this flaw
to examine parts of kernel stack memory. (CVE-2012-6540)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
getsockopt implementation for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol
(DCCP). A local user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the
kernel's stack memory. (CVE-2012-6541)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
getsockname implementation for Logical Link Layer (llc) sockets. A local
user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2012-6542)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth
Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP) implementation. A
local user could exploit these flaws to examine some of the kernel's stack
memory. (CVE-2012-6544)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth
RFCOMM protocol implementation. A local user could exploit these flaws to
examine parts of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6545)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel's
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networking stack. A local user could
exploit these flaws to examine some parts of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6546)

A flaw was discovered in how netlink sockets validate message origins. A
local attacker could exploit this flaw to send netlink message
notifications, with spoofed credentials, to subscribed tasks.
(CVE-2012-6689)

Mathias Krause discover an error in Linux kernel's Datagram Congestion
Control Protocol (DCCP) Congestion Control Identifier (CCID) use. A local
attack could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash) and
potentially escalate privileges if the user can mmap page 0.
(CVE-2013-1827)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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-1607-1: linux-image-3.0.0-26-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-26-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-26-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-26-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-26-virtual, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-26-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-26-server, linux-image-3.0.0-26-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-1609-1: linux-image-3.0.0-1216-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1649-1: linux-image-3.0.0-1218-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1594-1: linux-image-3.0.0-26-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-26-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-26-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-26-server, linux-lts-backport-oneiric
  • USN-1808-1: linux-image-2.6.32-351-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1792-1: linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-46-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-46-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-386, linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-46-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-46-virtual, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-46-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-46-server, linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-46-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-46-lpia
  • USN-1610-1: linux-image-3.2.0-32-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-32-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-32-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-32-highbank, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-32-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-32-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-32-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1653-1: linux-image-2.6.32-350-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1805-1: linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-46-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-46-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-386, linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-46-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-46-virtual, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-46-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-46-server, linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-46-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-46-lpia
  • USN-1651-1: linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-45-386, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-45-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-45-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-45-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-45-server
  • USN-1652-1: linux-image-3.0.0-28-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-28-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-28-server, linux-image-3.0.0-28-generic-pae, linux-lts-backport-oneiric
  • USN-1648-1: linux-image-3.0.0-28-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-28-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-28-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-28-server, linux-image-3.0.0-28-powerpc, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-28-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-28-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-28-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1798-1: linux-image-2.6.32-351-ec2, linux-ec2