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USN-2049-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

7 December 2013

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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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)

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)

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)

Alan Chester reported a flaw in the IPv6 Stream Control Transmission
Protocol (SCTP) of the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could exploit this
flaw to obtain sensitive information by sniffing network traffic.
(CVE-2013-4350)

Dmitry Vyukov reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of IPv6 UDP
Fragmentation Offload (UFO) processing. A remote attacker could leverage
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-4387)

Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's UDP
Fragmentation Offload (UFO). An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-4470)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's fib6 error-code encoding for
IPv6. A local user with the CAT_NET_ADMIN capability could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-6431)

Evan Huus reported a buffer overflow in the Linux kernel's radiotap header
parsing. A remote attacker could cause a denial of service (buffer over-
read) via a specially crafted header. (CVE-2013-7027)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's SIOCWANDEV ioctl
call. A local user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could exploit this
flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.
(CVE-2014-1444)

An information leak was discovered in the wanxl ioctl function the Linux
kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially
sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-1445)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10

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.

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