USN-2023-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

08 November 2013

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

Details

An information leak was discovered in the handling of ICMPv6 Router
Advertisement (RA) messages in the Linux kernel's IPv6 network stack. A
remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(excessive retries and address-generation outage), and consequently obtain
sensitive information. (CVE-2013-0343)

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 a flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem
of the Linux kernel when CONFIG_HID_LENOVO_TPKBD is enabled. A physically
proximate attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service via
a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2894)

Kees Cook discovered another flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID)
subsystem of the Linux kernel when CONFIG_HID_LOGITECH_DJ is enabled. A
physically proximate attacker could cause a denial of service (OOPS) or
obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a specially crafted
device. (CVE-2013-2895)

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)

Miroslav Vadkerti discovered a flaw in how the permissions for network
sysctls are handled in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could
exploit this flaw to have privileged access to files in /proc/sys/net/.
(CVE-2013-4270)

Wannes Rombouts reported a vulnerability in the networking tuntap interface
of the Linux kernel. A local user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could
leverage this flaw to gain full admin privileges. (CVE-2013-4343)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.04

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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