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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1256-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1256-1
Posted Nov 9, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1256-1 - 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. Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Bluetooth stack did not correctly clear memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-1020, CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079, CVE-2011-1080, CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1160, CVE-2011-1180, CVE-2011-1478, CVE-2011-1479, CVE-2011-1493, CVE-2011-1573, CVE-2011-1576, CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-1581, CVE-2011-1585, CVE-2011-1767, CVE-2011-1768, CVE-2011-1771, CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-1833, CVE-2011-2183, CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2479, CVE-2011-2484, CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-2493, CVE-2011-2494
MD5 | ee2685f0b4d767be1169393f2ba5d7c7

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1256-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1256-1
November 09, 2011

linux-lts-backport-natty vulnerabilities
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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-lts-backport-natty: Linux kernel backport from Natty

Details:

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)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Bluetooth stack did not correctly clear
memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory,
leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1078)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Bluetooth stack did not correctly check
that device name strings were NULL terminated. A local attacker could
exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service, or leak
contents of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2011-1079)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that bridge network filtering did not check that
name fields were NULL terminated. A local attacker could exploit this to
leak contents of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2011-1080)

Johan Hovold discovered that the DCCP network stack did not correctly
handle certain packet combinations. A remote attacker could send specially
crafted network traffic that would crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-1093)

Peter Huewe discovered that the TPM device did not correctly initialize
memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel heap memory
contents, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1160)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the IRDA subsystem did not correctly check
certain field sizes. If a system was using IRDA, a remote attacker could
send specially crafted traffic to crash the system or gain root privileges.
(CVE-2011-1180)

Ryan Sweat discovered that the GRO code did not correctly validate memory.
In some configurations on systems using VLANs, a remote attacker could send
specially crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-1478)

It was discovered that the security fix for CVE-2010-4250 introduced a
regression. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1479)

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)

It was discovered that the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP)
implementation incorrectly calculated lengths. If the net.sctp.addip_enable
variable was turned on, a remote attacker could send specially crafted
traffic to crash the system. (CVE-2011-1573)

Ryan Sweat discovered that the kernel incorrectly handled certain VLAN
packets. On some systems, a remote attacker could send specially crafted
traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-1576)

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)

Phil Oester discovered that the network bonding system did not correctly
handle large queues. On some systems, a remote attacker could send
specially crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-1581)

It was discovered that CIFS incorrectly handled authentication. When a user
had a CIFS share mounted that required authentication, a local user could
mount the same share without knowing the correct password. (CVE-2011-1585)

It was discovered that the GRE protocol incorrectly handled netns
initialization. A remote attacker could send a packet while the ip_gre
module was loading, and crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-1767)

It was discovered that the IP/IP protocol incorrectly handled netns
initialization. A remote attacker could send a packet while the ipip module
was loading, and crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-1768)

Ben Greear discovered that CIFS did not correctly handle direct I/O. A
local attacker with access to a CIFS partition could exploit this to crash
the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1771)

Timo Warns discovered that the EFI GUID partition table was not correctly
parsed. A physically local attacker that could insert mountable devices
could exploit this to crash the system or possibly gain root privileges.
(CVE-2011-1776)

Vasiliy Kulikov and Dan Rosenberg discovered that ecryptfs did not
correctly check the origin of mount points. A local attacker could exploit
this to trick the system into unmounting arbitrary mount points, leading to
a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1833)

Andrea Righi discovered a race condition in the KSM memory merging support.
If KSM was being used, a local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2183)

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)

It was discovered that an mmap() call with the MAP_PRIVATE flag on
"/dev/zero" was incorrectly handled. A local attacker could exploit this to
crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2479)

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)

Vasily Averin discovered that the NFS Lock Manager (NLM) incorrectly
handled unlock requests. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-2491)

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)

Sami Liedes discovered that ext4 did not correctly handle missing root
inodes. A local attacker could trigger the mount of a specially crafted
filesystem to cause the system to crash, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-2493)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats did not enforce access
restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain
information, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2494)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that /proc/PID/io did not enforce access
restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain
information, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2495)

Robert Swiecki discovered that mapping extensions were incorrectly handled.
A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-2496)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Bluetooth stack incorrectly handled
certain L2CAP requests. If a system was using Bluetooth, a remote attacker
could send specially crafted traffic to crash the system or gain root
privileges. (CVE-2011-2497)

It was discovered that the wireless stack incorrectly verified SSID
lengths. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service
or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-2517)

Ben Pfaff discovered that Classless Queuing Disciplines (qdiscs) were being
incorrectly handled. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2525)

It was discovered that GFS2 did not correctly check block sizes. A local
attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-2689)

It was discovered that the EXT4 filesystem contained multiple off-by-one
flaws. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to
a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2695)

Fernando Gont discovered that the IPv6 stack used predictable fragment
identification numbers. A remote attacker could exploit this to exhaust
network resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2699)

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 (CVE-2011-2723)

Christian Ohm discovered that the perf command looks for configuration
files in the current directory. If a privileged user were tricked into
running perf in a directory containing a malicious configuration file, an
attacker could run arbitrary commands and possibly gain privileges.
(CVE-2011-2905)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Comedi driver did not correctly clear
memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory,
leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2909)

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)

Time Warns discovered that long symlinks were incorrectly handled on Be
filesystems. A local attacker could exploit this with a malformed Be
filesystem and crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-2928)

Qianfeng Zhang discovered that the bridge networking interface incorrectly
handled certain network packets. A remote attacker could exploit this to
crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2942)

Dan Kaminsky discovered that the kernel incorrectly handled random sequence
number generation. An attacker could use this flaw to possibly predict
sequence numbers and inject packets. (CVE-2011-3188)

Darren Lavender discovered that the CIFS client incorrectly handled certain
large values. A remote attacker with a malicious server could exploit this
to crash the system or possibly execute arbitrary code as the root user.
(CVE-2011-3191)

Yasuaki Ishimatsu discovered a flaw in the kernel's clock implementation. A
local unprivileged attacker could exploit this causing a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-3209)

Yogesh Sharma discovered that CIFS did not correctly handle UNCs that had
no prefixpaths. A local attacker with access to a CIFS partition could
exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-3363)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.38-12-generic 2.6.38-12.51~lucid1
linux-image-2.6.38-12-generic-pae 2.6.38-12.51~lucid1
linux-image-2.6.38-12-server 2.6.38-12.51~lucid1
linux-image-2.6.38-12-virtual 2.6.38-12.51~lucid1

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-1256-1
CVE-2011-1020, CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079, CVE-2011-1080,
CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1160, CVE-2011-1180, CVE-2011-1478,
CVE-2011-1479, CVE-2011-1493, CVE-2011-1573, CVE-2011-1576,
CVE-2011-1577, CVE-2011-1581, CVE-2011-1585, CVE-2011-1767,
CVE-2011-1768, CVE-2011-1771, CVE-2011-1776, CVE-2011-1833,
CVE-2011-2183, CVE-2011-2213, CVE-2011-2479, CVE-2011-2484,
CVE-2011-2491, CVE-2011-2492, CVE-2011-2493, CVE-2011-2494,
CVE-2011-2495, CVE-2011-2496, CVE-2011-2497, CVE-2011-2517,
CVE-2011-2525, CVE-2011-2689, CVE-2011-2695, CVE-2011-2699,
CVE-2011-2700, CVE-2011-2723, CVE-2011-2905, CVE-2011-2909,

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-backport-natty/2.6.38-12.51~lucid1


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