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USN-2133-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

7 March 2014

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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Mathy Vanhoef discovered an error in the the way the ath9k driver was
handling the BSSID masking. A remote attacker could exploit this error to
discover the original MAC address after a spoofing atack. (CVE-2013-4579)

Andrew Honig reported an error in the Linux Kernel's Kernel Virtual Machine
(KVM) VAPIC synchronization operation. A local user could exploit this flaw
to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash).

A flaw was discovered in the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol
implementation in the Linux kernel for systems that lack RDS transports. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2013-7339)

halfdog reported an error in the AMD K7 and K8 platform support in the
Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw on AMD
based systems to cause a denial of service (task kill) or possibly gain
privileges via a crafted application. (CVE-2014-1438)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's hamradio YAM
driver for AX.25 packet radio. A local user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN
capability could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from
kernel memory. (CVE-2014-1446)

Matthew Thode reported a denial of service vulnerability in the Linux
kernel when SELinux support is enabled. A local user with the CAP_MAC_ADMIN
capability (and the SELinux mac_admin permission if running in enforcing
mode) could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel crash).

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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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