USN-2158-1: Linux kernel (Raring HWE) vulnerabilities

01 April 2014

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux-lts-raring - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Raring

Details

Stephan Mueller reported an error in the Linux kernel's ansi cprng random
number generator. This flaw makes it easier for a local attacker to break
cryptographic protections. (CVE-2013-4345)

Nico Golde and Fabian Yamaguchi reported buffer underflow errors in the
implementation of the XFS filesystem in the Linux kernel. A local user with
CAP_SYS_ADMIN could exploit these flaw to cause a denial of service (memory
corruption) or possibly other unspecified issues. (CVE-2013-6382)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel when built with the
NetFilter Connection Tracking (NF_CONNTRACK) support for IRC protocol
(NF_NAT_IRC). A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain
potentially sensitive kernel information when communicating over a client-
to-client IRC connection(/dcc) via a NAT-ed network. (CVE-2014-1690)

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.

Related notices

  • USN-2070-1: linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic, linux-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae
  • USN-2110-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1443-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2071-1: linux-image-3.5.0-45-omap, linux, linux-image-3.5.0-45-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-45-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-45-generic, linux-image-3.5.0-45-highbank
  • USN-2113-1: linux-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.11.0-17-generic, linux-image-3.11.0-17-generic-lpae
  • USN-2140-1: linux-image-3.11.0-18-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-18-generic, linux
  • USN-2141-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.5.0-239-omap4
  • USN-2138-1: linux-image-3.5.0-47-generic, linux-image-3.5.0-47-highbank, linux-image-3.5.0-47-omap, linux-image-3.5.0-47-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-3.5.0-47-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2068-1: linux-lts-quantal, linux-image-3.5.0-45-generic
  • USN-2139-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.5.0-239-omap4
  • USN-2065-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-360-ec2
  • USN-2076-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.5.0-237-omap4
  • USN-2075-1: linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic, linux, linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae
  • USN-2137-1: linux-image-3.11.0-18-generic-lpae, linux-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.11.0-18-generic
  • USN-2109-1: linux-image-3.2.0-59-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-59-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-59-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-59-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-59-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-59-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-59-omap, linux
  • USN-2128-1: linux-image-2.6.32-57-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-57-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-57-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-57-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-57-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-57-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-57-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-57-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-57-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-57-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-57-server, linux-image-2.6.32-57-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-57-386, linux-image-2.6.32-57-generic, linux
  • USN-2129-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-362-ec2
  • USN-2072-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.5.0-237-omap4
  • USN-2135-1: linux-lts-quantal, linux-image-3.5.0-47-generic
  • USN-2117-1: linux-image-3.11.0-17-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-17-generic, linux
  • USN-2074-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.5.0-237-omap4
  • USN-2064-1: linux-image-2.6.32-55-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-55-server, linux-image-2.6.32-55-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-55-386, linux-image-2.6.32-55-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-55-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-55-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-55-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-55-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-55-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-55-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-55-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-55-generic, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-55-virtual