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USN-1876-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

14 June 2013

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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Andrew Honig reported a flaw in the way KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine)
emulated the IOAPIC. A privileged guest user could exploit this flaw to
read host memory or cause a denial of service (crash the host).
(CVE-2013-1798)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's rcvmsg path for
ATM (Asynchronous Transfer Mode). A local user could exploit this flaw to
examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2013-3222)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's recvmsg path for
ax25 address family. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine
potentially sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2013-3223)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's recvmsg path for
the bluetooth address family. A local user could exploit this flaw to
examine potentially sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2013-3224)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's bluetooth rfcomm
protocol support. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine
potentially sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2013-3225)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's IRDA (infrared)
support subsystem. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine
potentially sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2013-3228)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's s390 - z/VM
support. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially
sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory. (CVE-2013-3229)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's llc (Logical Link
Layer 2) support. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine
potentially sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2013-3231)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's receive message
handling for the netrom address family. A local user could exploit this
flaw to obtain sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2013-3232)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's Rose X.25 protocol
layer. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially
sensitive information from the kernel's stack memory. (CVE-2013-3234)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's TIPC (Transparent
Inter Process Communication) protocol implementation. A local user could
exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information from the
kernel's stack memory. (CVE-2013-3235)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04

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.

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  • USN-1809-1: linux-image-3.2.0-41-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-41-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-41-highbank, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-41-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-41-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-41-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-41-powerpc-smp
  • USN-1813-1: linux-image-3.5.0-28-generic, linux, linux-image-3.5.0-28-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-28-omap, linux-image-3.5.0-28-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-28-highbank
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  • USN-1878-1: linux, linux-image-3.2.0-48-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-48-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-48-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-48-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-48-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-48-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-48-highbank
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  • USN-1880-1: linux-image-3.5.0-34-generic, linux-lts-quantal
  • USN-1879-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1433-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1881-1: linux-image-3.5.0-34-omap, linux, linux-image-3.5.0-34-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-34-highbank, linux-image-3.5.0-34-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-34-generic
  • USN-1882-1: linux-image-3.5.0-226-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
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