USN-1745-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability

22 February 2013

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

Releases

Packages

  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details

Suleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson discovered
a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An unprivileged
local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as an administrator.
(CVE-2013-0871)

A flaw was discovered in the Edgeort USB serial converter driver when the
device is disconnected while it is in use. A local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-1774)

A flaw was discovered in the ChipIdea Highspeed Dual Role and ChipIdea host
controller drivers in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-2058)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10

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-1805-1: linux-image-2.6.32-46-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-46-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-46-386, linux-image-2.6.32-46-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-46-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-46-server, linux-image-2.6.32-46-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-46-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-generic-pae, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-46-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-46-virtual
  • USN-1739-1: linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-31-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-31-virtual, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-31-server
  • USN-1738-1: linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-31-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-31-server
  • USN-1743-1: linux-lts-quantal, linux-image-3.5.0-25-generic
  • USN-1736-1: linux-image-2.6.32-45-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-45-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-45-server, linux-image-2.6.32-45-386, linux-image-2.6.32-45-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-45-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic-pae
  • USN-1767-1: linux-image-3.2.0-39-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-39-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-39-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-39-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-39-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-39-virtual, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-39-generic-pae
  • USN-1808-1: linux-image-2.6.32-351-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1742-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1426-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1740-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.0.0-1221-omap4
  • USN-1741-1: linux-image-3.2.0-38-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-38-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-38-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-38-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-38-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae
  • USN-1737-1: linux-image-2.6.32-350-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-1781-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1427-omap4
  • USN-1744-1: linux-image-3.5.0-25-omap, linux, linux-image-3.5.0-25-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-25-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-25-highbank, linux-image-3.5.0-25-generic