USN-1899-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1899-1

4th July, 2013

linux vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software description

  • linux - Linux kernel

Details


Dmitry Monakhov reported a race condition flaw the Linux ext4 filesystem
that can expose stale data. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to
cause an information leak. (CVE-2012-4508)

Dave Jones discovered that the Linux kernel's socket subsystem does not
correctly ensure the keepalive action is associated with a stream socket. A
local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system
crash) by creating a raw socket. (CVE-2012-6657)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's tkill and tgkill
system calls when used from compat processes. A local user could exploit
this flaw to examine potentially sensitive kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2141)

Kees Cook discovered a format string vulnerability in the Broadcom B43
wireless driver for the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw
to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-2852)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.32-49-generic-pae 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-preempt 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-lpia 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-sparc64 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-server 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-powerpc-smp 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-versatile 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-ia64 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-powerpc64-smp 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-386 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-generic 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-powerpc 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-sparc64-smp 2.6.32-49.111
linux-image-2.6.32-49-virtual 2.6.32-49.111

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-2012-4508, CVE-2012-6657, CVE-2013-2141, CVE-2013-2852