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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1386-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1386-1
Posted Mar 6, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1386-1 - The linux kernel did not properly account for PTE pages when deciding which task to kill in out of memory conditions. A local, unprivileged could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. A flaw was discovered in the TOMOYO LSM's handling of mount system calls. An unprivileged user could oops the system causing a denial of service. Han-Wen Nienhuys reported a flaw in the FUSE kernel module. A local user who can mount a FUSE file system could cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2011-2498, CVE-2011-2518, CVE-2011-3353, CVE-2011-4097, CVE-2011-4622, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0044, CVE-2012-0207, CVE-2011-2498, CVE-2011-2518, CVE-2011-3353, CVE-2011-4097, CVE-2011-4622, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0044, CVE-2012-0207
MD5 | 0f5c9c2b1f8cdf33cb82a747daa13630

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1386-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1386-1
March 06, 2012

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:

The linux kernel did not properly account for PTE pages when deciding which
task to kill in out of memory conditions. A local, unprivileged could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2498)

A flaw was discovered in the TOMOYO LSM's handling of mount system calls.
An unprivileged user could oops the system causing a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-2518)

Han-Wen Nienhuys reported a flaw in the FUSE kernel module. A local user
who can mount a FUSE file system could cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-3353)

A bug was discovered in the Linux kernel's calculation of OOM (Out of
memory) scores, that would result in the wrong process being killed. A user
could use this to kill the process with the highest OOM score, even if that
process belongs to another user or the system. (CVE-2011-4097)

A flaw was found in KVM's Programmable Interval Timer (PIT). When a virtual
interrupt control is not available a local user could use this to cause a
denial of service by starting a timer. (CVE-2011-4622)

A flaw was discovered in the XFS filesystem. If a local user mounts a
specially crafted XFS image it could potential execute arbitrary code on
the system. (CVE-2012-0038)

Chen Haogang discovered an integer overflow that could result in memory
corruption. A local unprivileged user could use this to crash the system.
(CVE-2012-0044)

A flaw was found in the linux kernels IPv4 IGMP query processing. A remote
attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-0207)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic 2.6.38-13.56~lucid1
linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae 2.6.38-13.56~lucid1
linux-image-2.6.38-13-server 2.6.38-13.56~lucid1
linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual 2.6.38-13.56~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-1386-1
CVE-2011-2498, CVE-2011-2518, CVE-2011-3353, CVE-2011-4097,
CVE-2011-4622, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0044, CVE-2012-0207

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-backport-natty/2.6.38-13.56~lucid1

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