USN-2375-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerabilities

09 October 2014

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.



  • linux-ec2 - Linux kernel for EC2


Ben Hawkes reported some off by one errors for report descriptors in the
Linux kernel's HID stack. A physically proximate attacker could exploit
these flaws to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a
specially crafted device. (CVE-2014-3184)

Several bounds check flaws allowing for buffer overflows were discovered in
the Linux kernel's Whiteheat USB serial driver. A physically proximate
attacker could exploit these flaws to cause a denial of service (system
crash) via a specially crafted device. (CVE-2014-3185)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's UDF filesystem (used on some
CD-ROMs and DVDs) when processing indirect ICBs. An attacker who can cause
CD, DVD or image file with a specially crafted inode to be mounted can
cause a denial of service (infinite loop or stack consumption).

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-2376-1: linux-image-3.2.0-70-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-70-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-70-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-70-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-70-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-70-virtual, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-70-generic
  • USN-2379-1: linux-image-3.13.0-37-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-37-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-37-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-37-lowlatency, linux-image-3.13.0-37-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-37-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.13.0-37-generic-lpae, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-37-generic
  • USN-2374-1: linux-image-2.6.32-67-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-67-386, linux-image-2.6.32-67-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-67-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-67-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-67-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-67-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-67-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-67-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-67-server, linux-image-2.6.32-67-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-67-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-67-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-67-virtual, linux
  • USN-2378-1: linux-image-3.13.0-37-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty, linux-image-3.13.0-37-generic
  • USN-2377-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1455-omap4