USN-1649-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1649-1

30th November, 2012

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.10

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software description

  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details


Brad Spengler discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's uname system call. An
unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to read kernel stack memory.
(CVE-2012-0957)

Rodrigo Freire discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's TCP illinois
congestion control algorithm. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2012-4565)

Mathias Krause discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's XFRM netlink
interface. A local user with the NET_ADMIN capability could exploit this
flaw to leak the contents of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6536)

Mathias Krause discovered several errors in the Linux kernel's xfrm_user
implementation. A local attacker could exploit these flaws to examine parts
of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6537)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
xfrm_user copy_to_user_auth function. A local user could exploit this flaw
to examine parts of kernel heap memory. (CVE-2012-6538)

Mathias Krause discovered information leak in the Linux kernel's compat
ioctl interface. A local user could exploit the flaw to examine parts of
kernel stack memory (CVE-2012-6539)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
getsockopt for IP_VS_SO_GET_TIMEOUT. A local user could exploit this flaw
to examine parts of kernel stack memory. (CVE-2012-6540)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
getsockopt implementation for the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol
(DCCP). A local user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the
kernel's stack memory. (CVE-2012-6541)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
getsockname implementation for Logical Link Layer (llc) sockets. A local
user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the kernel's stack memory.
(CVE-2012-6542)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth
Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol (L2CAP) implementation. A
local user could exploit these flaws to examine some of the kernel's stack
memory. (CVE-2012-6544)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth
RFCOMM protocol implementation. A local user could exploit these flaws to
examine parts of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6545)

Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel's
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networking stack. A local user could
exploit these flaws to examine some parts of kernel memory. (CVE-2012-6546)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernels handling of memory ranges with
PROT_NONE when transparent hugepages are in use. An unprivileged local user
could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system).
(CVE-2013-0309)

Mathias Krause discovered a flaw in xfrm_user in the Linux kernel. A local
attacker with NET_ADMIN capability could potentially exploit this flaw to
escalate privileges. (CVE-2013-1826)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's /dev/dvb device. A
local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from the
kernel's stack memory. (CVE-2013-1928)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
linux-image-3.0.0-1218-omap4 3.0.0-1218.31

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

CVE-2012-0957, CVE-2012-4565, CVE-2012-6536, CVE-2012-6537, CVE-2012-6538, CVE-2012-6539, CVE-2012-6540, CVE-2012-6541, CVE-2012-6542, CVE-2012-6544, CVE-2012-6545, CVE-2012-6546, CVE-2013-0309, CVE-2013-1826, CVE-2013-1928