USN-2332-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

02 September 2014

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Releases

Packages

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details

A bug was discovered in the handling of pathname components when used with
an autofs direct mount. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash) via an open system call. (CVE-2014-0203)

Toralf Förster reported an error in the Linux kernels syscall auditing on
32 bit x86 platforms. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (OOPS and system crash). (CVE-2014-4508)

An information leak was discovered in the control implemenation of the
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem in the Linux kernel. A
local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from
kernel memory. (CVE-2014-4652)

A use-after-free flaw was discovered in the Advanced Linux Sound
Architecture (ALSA) control implementation of the Linux kernel. A local
user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2014-4653)

A authorization bug was discovered with the snd_ctl_elem_add function of
the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) in the Linux kernel. A local
user could exploit his bug to cause a denial of service (remove kernel
controls). (CVE-2014-4654)

A flaw discovered in how the snd_ctl_elem function of the Advanced Linux
Sound Architecture (ALSA) handled a reference count. A local user could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and limit
bypass). (CVE-2014-4655)

An integer overflow flaw was discovered in the control implementation of
the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-4656)

An integer underflow flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of
the backlog value for certain SCTP packets. A remote attacker could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (socket outage) via a crafted SCTP
packet. (CVE-2014-4667)

Jason Gunthorpe reported a flaw with SCTP authentication in the Linux
kernel. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS). (CVE-2014-5077)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04

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-2333-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-369-ec2
  • USN-2336-1: linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic, linux-lts-trusty
  • USN-2337-1: linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-35-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-35-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-35-generic-lpae
  • USN-2359-1: linux-image-3.13.0-36-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-36-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-36-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-36-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-36-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.13.0-36-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-36-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-36-powerpc-smp
  • USN-2335-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1452-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2334-1: linux-image-3.2.0-68-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-68-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-68-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-68-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-68-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-68-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-68-virtual
  • USN-2358-1: linux-image-3.13.0-36-generic, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-36-generic-lpae