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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1161-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1161-1
Posted Jul 14, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1161-1 - Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that kvm did not correctly clear memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of the kernel stack, leading to a loss of privacy. Timo Warns discovered that the LDM disk partition handling code did not correctly handle certain values. By inserting a specially crafted disk device, a local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-3881, CVE-2011-1017, CVE-2011-1090, CVE-2011-1163, CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1598, CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1747, CVE-2011-1748, CVE-2011-1770, CVE-2011-2022
MD5 | 4ea4888b93fd18674ef57689a4618ed3

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1161-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1161-1
July 13, 2011

linux-ec2 vulnerabilities
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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-ec2: Linux kernel for EC2

Details:

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that kvm did not correctly clear memory. A local
attacker could exploit this to read portions of the kernel stack, leading
to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3881)

Timo Warns discovered that the LDM disk partition handling code did not
correctly handle certain values. By inserting a specially crafted disk
device, a local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges.
(CVE-2011-1017)

Neil Horman discovered that NFSv4 did not correctly handle certain orders
of operation with ACL data. A remote attacker with access to an NFSv4 mount
could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-1090)

Timo Warns discovered that OSF partition parsing routines did not correctly
clear memory. A local attacker with physical access could plug in a
specially crafted block device to read kernel memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2011-1163)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that MPT devices did not correctly validate
certain values in ioctl calls. If these drivers were loaded, a local
attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary kernel memory, leading to a
loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the pidmap function did not correctly handle
large requests. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1593)

Oliver Hartkopp and Dave Jones discovered that the CAN network driver did
not correctly validate certain socket structures. If this driver was
loaded, a local attacker could crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-1598, CVE-2011-1748)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the AGP driver did not check certain ioctl
values. A local attacker with access to the video subsystem could exploit
this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service, or possibly gain
root privileges. (CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-2022)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the AGP driver did not check the size of
certain memory allocations. A local attacker with access to the video
subsystem could exploit this to run the system out of memory, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1747)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the DCCP stack did not correctly handle
certain packet structures. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash
the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1770)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.32-317-ec2 2.6.32-317.36

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-1161-1
CVE-2010-3881, CVE-2011-1017, CVE-2011-1090, CVE-2011-1163,
CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1598,
CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1746, CVE-2011-1747, CVE-2011-1748,
CVE-2011-1770, CVE-2011-2022

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ec2/2.6.32-317.36

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