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USN-2116-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

18 February 2014

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.




Vasily Kulikov reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's implementation of
ptrace. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to obtain
sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2929)

A flaw in the handling of memory regions of the kernel virtual machine
(KVM) subsystem was discovered. A local user with the ability to assign a
device could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory
consumption). (CVE-2013-4592)

Nico Golde and Fabian Yamaguchi reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's
debugfs filesystem. An administrative local user could exploit this flaw to
cause a denial of service (OOPS). (CVE-2013-6378)

Nico Golde and Fabian Yamaguchi reported a flaw in the driver for Adaptec
AACRAID scsi raid devices in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this
flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly other unspecified impact.

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.

Related notices

  • USN-2115-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.5.0-238-omap4
  • USN-2129-1: linux-image-2.6.32-362-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-2110-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1443-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2112-1: linux-lts-raring, linux-image-3.8.0-36-generic
  • USN-2128-1: linux-image-2.6.32-57-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-57-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-57-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-57-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-57-preempt, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-57-server, linux-image-2.6.32-57-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-57-386, linux-image-2.6.32-57-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-57-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-57-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-57-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-57-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-57-lpia
  • USN-2075-1: linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic, linux
  • USN-2114-1: linux, linux-image-3.5.0-46-omap, linux-image-3.5.0-46-highbank, linux-image-3.5.0-46-generic, linux-image-3.5.0-46-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-46-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2109-1: linux-image-3.2.0-59-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-59-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-59-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-59-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-59-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-59-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-59-generic
  • USN-2070-1: linux-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic
  • USN-2111-1: linux-lts-quantal, linux-image-3.5.0-46-generic
  • USN-2067-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1442-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2066-1: linux-image-3.2.0-58-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-58-generic-pae, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-58-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-58-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-58-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-58-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-58-generic
  • USN-2064-1: linux-image-2.6.32-55-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-55-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-55-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-55-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-55-server, linux-image-2.6.32-55-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-55-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-55-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-55-powerpc, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-55-386, linux-image-2.6.32-55-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-55-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-55-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-55-powerpc-smp
  • USN-2065-1: linux-image-2.6.32-360-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-2136-1: linux-lts-raring, linux-image-3.8.0-37-generic