USN-2286-1: Linux kernel (Raring HWE) vulnerabilities

17 July 2014

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

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

Details

Sasha Levin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's point-to-point protocol
(PPP) when used with the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). A local user
could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2014-4943)

Michael S. Tsirkin discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
segmentation of skbs when using the zerocopy feature of vhost-net. A local
attacker could exploit this flaw to gain potentially sensitive information
from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-0131)

Salva Peiró discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's media-
device driver. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive
information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-1739)

A bounds check error was discovered in the socket filter subsystem of the
Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. (CVE-2014-3144)

A remainder calculation error was discovered in the socket filter subsystem
of the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial
of service (system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. (CVE-2014-3145)

An flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's audit subsystem when auditing
certain syscalls. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain
potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or cause a
denial of service (OOPS). (CVE-2014-3917)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's implementation of user
namespaces with respect to inode permissions. A local user could exploit
this flaw by creating a user namespace to gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2014-4014)

Don Bailey discovered a flaw in the LZO decompress algorithm used by the
Linux kernel. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (memory corruption or OOPS). (CVE-2014-4608)

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-2337-1: linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic-lpae, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-35-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc-smp
  • USN-2262-1: linux-image-3.5.0-52-generic, linux-lts-quantal
  • USN-2282-1: linux-image-2.6.32-64-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-64-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-64-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-64-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-64-server, linux-image-2.6.32-64-preempt, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-64-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-64-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-64-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-64-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-64-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-64-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-64-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-64-386
  • USN-2334-1: linux-image-3.2.0-68-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-68-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-68-generic-pae, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-68-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-68-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-68-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-68-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2289-1: linux-image-3.11.0-26-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-26-generic, linux
  • USN-2285-1: linux-image-3.5.0-54-generic, linux-lts-quantal
  • USN-2417-1: linux-image-3.2.0-72-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-72-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-72-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-72-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-72-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-72-generic, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-72-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-2420-1: linux-image-3.13.0-40-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-40-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-40-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-40-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-40-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-40-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-40-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-40-powerpc64-emb
  • USN-2288-1: linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic
  • USN-2263-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1450-omap4
  • USN-2313-1: linux-image-3.13.0-33-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-33-generic
  • USN-2261-1: linux-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.11.0-24-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-24-generic
  • USN-2252-1: linux-image-2.6.32-366-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-2284-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1451-omap4
  • USN-2421-1: linux-image-3.16.0-25-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-25-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-25-lowlatency, linux-image-3.16.0-25-powerpc64-emb, linux, linux-image-3.16.0-25-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-25-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-25-generic-lpae
  • USN-2259-1: linux-image-3.2.0-65-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-65-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-65-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-65-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-65-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-65-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-65-virtual
  • USN-2251-1: linux-image-2.6.32-62-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-62-386, linux-image-2.6.32-62-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-62-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-62-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-62-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-62-versatile, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-62-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-62-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-62-server, linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-62-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc
  • USN-2287-1: linux-image-3.11.0-26-generic-lpae, linux-lts-saucy, linux-image-3.11.0-26-generic
  • USN-2290-1: linux-image-3.13.0-32-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-32-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-32-generic, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-32-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-32-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-32-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-32-powerpc64-emb
  • USN-2314-1: linux-image-3.13.0-33-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-33-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-33-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc-e500
  • USN-2335-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1452-omap4
  • USN-2416-1: linux-image-2.6.32-372-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-2415-1: linux-image-2.6.32-68-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-68-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-68-386, linux-image-2.6.32-68-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-68-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-68-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-68-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-68-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-68-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-68-server, linux-image-2.6.32-68-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-68-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-68-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-68-ia64
  • USN-2418-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1456-omap4
  • USN-2336-1: linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic-lpae
  • USN-2283-1: linux-image-3.2.0-67-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-67-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-67-omap, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-67-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-67-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-67-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-67-powerpc-smp
  • USN-2419-1: linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-40-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-40-generic-lpae
  • USN-2281-1: linux-image-2.6.32-368-ec2, linux-ec2
  • USN-2264-1: linux-image-3.11.0-24-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-24-generic, linux