USN-2016-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerabilities

08 November 2013

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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Details

Dan Carpenter discovered an information leak in the HP Smart Array and
Compaq SMART2 disk-array driver in the Linux kernel. A local user could
exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory.
(CVE-2013-2147)

Kees Cook discovered flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem
when CONFIG_HID_ZEROPLUS is enabled. A physically proximate attacker could
leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service via a specially crafted
device. (CVE-2013-2889)

Kees Cook discovered another flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID)
subsystem of the Linux kernel when any of CONFIG_LOGITECH_FF,
CONFIG_LOGIG940_FF, or CONFIG_LOGIWHEELS_FF are enabled. A physcially
proximate attacker can leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service vias
a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2893)

Kees Cook discovered yet another flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID)
subsystem of the Linux kernel when CONFIG_HID_MULTITOUCH is enabled. A
physically proximate attacker could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of
service (OOPS) via a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2897)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's dm snapshot facility. A remote
authenticated user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information
or modify/corrupt data. (CVE-2013-4299)

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.

Related notices

  • USN-2045-1: linux-image-3.8.0-34-generic, linux
  • USN-2066-1: linux-image-3.2.0-58-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-58-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-58-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-58-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-58-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-58-omap, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-58-virtual
  • USN-2021-1: linux-image-3.5.0-43-generic, linux-image-3.5.0-43-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-43-omap, linux-image-3.5.0-43-highbank, linux-image-3.5.0-43-powerpc-smp, linux
  • USN-2042-1: linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic, linux-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic-lpae
  • USN-2023-1: linux, linux-image-3.8.0-33-generic
  • USN-2019-1: linux-image-3.5.0-43-generic, linux-lts-quantal
  • USN-2022-1: linux-image-3.5.0-235-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2067-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1442-omap4
  • USN-2040-1: linux-image-3.5.0-44-generic, linux-lts-quantal
  • USN-2017-1: linux-image-3.2.0-56-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-56-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-56-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-56-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-56-highbank, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-56-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-56-powerpc-smp
  • USN-2015-1: linux-image-2.6.32-53-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-53-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-53-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-53-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-53-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-53-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-53-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-53-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-53-server, linux-image-2.6.32-53-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-53-sparc64-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-53-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-53-386, linux-image-2.6.32-53-powerpc
  • USN-2018-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1440-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1999-1: linux-image-3.5.0-234-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1994-1: linux-image-3.5.0-42-generic, linux-lts-quantal
  • USN-2024-1: linux-image-3.5.0-235-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2049-1: linux, linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic
  • USN-2043-1: linux-image-3.5.0-44-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-44-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-44-generic, linux-image-3.5.0-44-omap, linux-image-3.5.0-44-highbank, linux
  • USN-2020-1: linux-lts-raring, linux-image-3.8.0-33-generic
  • USN-1997-1: linux-image-3.5.0-234-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1996-1: linux-image-3.5.0-42-highbank, linux-image-3.5.0-42-generic, linux-image-3.5.0-42-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-42-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-42-omap, linux
  • USN-2038-1: linux-image-3.2.0-57-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-57-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-57-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-57-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-57-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-57-generic-pae, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-57-highbank
  • USN-2041-1: linux-image-3.8.0-34-generic, linux-lts-raring
  • USN-2050-1: linux-image-3.5.0-236-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2039-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1441-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2044-1: linux-image-3.5.0-236-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2046-1: linux-image-3.5.0-236-omap4, linux-ti-omap4