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Ubuntu alert USN-1203-1 (linux-mvl-dove)

From:  Kees Cook <kees@ubuntu.com>
To:  ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com
Subject:  [USN-1203-1] Linux kernel (Marvel DOVE) vulnerabilities
Date:  Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:17:47 -0700
Message-ID:  <20110913201747.GC4529@outflux.net>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1203-1 September 13, 2011 linux-mvl-dove vulnerabilities ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: Multiple kernel flaws have been fixed. Software Description: - linux-mvl-dove: Linux kernel for DOVE Details: Dan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077) Alex Shi and Eric Dumazet discovered that the network stack did not correctly handle packet backlogs. A remote attacker could exploit this by sending a large amount of network traffic to cause the system to run out of memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4251, CVE-2010-4805) It was discovered that the /proc filesystem did not correctly handle permission changes when programs executed. A local attacker could hold open files to examine details about programs running with higher privileges, potentially increasing the chances of exploiting additional vulnerabilities. (CVE-2011-1020) Dan Rosenberg discovered that the X.25 Rose network stack did not correctly handle certain fields. If a system was running with Rose enabled, a remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1493) Timo Warns discovered that the GUID partition parsing routines did not correctly validate certain structures. A local attacker with physical access could plug in a specially crafted block device to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1577) Dan Rosenberg discovered that the IPv4 diagnostic routines did not correctly validate certain requests. A local attacker could exploit this to consume CPU resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2213) Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats listeners were not correctly handled. A local attacker could expoit this to exhaust memory and CPU resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2484) It was discovered that Bluetooth l2cap and rfcomm did not correctly initialize structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of the kernel stack, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2492) Mauro Carvalho Chehab discovered that the si4713 radio driver did not correctly check the length of memory copies. If this hardware was available, a local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-2700) Herbert Xu discovered that certain fields were incorrectly handled when Generic Receive Offload (GRO) is enabled. If a system was running with GRO enabled, a remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2723) The performance counter subsystem did not correctly handle certain counters. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2918) Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: linux-image-2.6.32-218-dove 2.6.32-218.36 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. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1203-1 CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4251, CVE-2010-4805, CVE-2011-1020, CVE-2011-1493, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2484, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-2700, CVE-2011-2723, CVE-2011-2918 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-mvl-dove/2.6.3... -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security...


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