exploit the possibilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1455-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1455-1
Posted May 30, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1455-1 - A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123, CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123
MD5 | d6fc1f7b6a189673c09cdefd2b89e5fe

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1455-1

Change Mirror Download
============================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1455-1
May 30, 2012

linux-lts-backport-oneiric 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-lts-backport-oneiric: Linux kernel backport from Oneiric

Details:

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual
cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the
system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1601)

Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base
capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For
application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address
space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges
easier. (CVE-2012-2123)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-3.0.0-20-generic 3.0.0-20.34~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-20-generic-pae 3.0.0-20.34~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-20-server 3.0.0-20.34~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-20-virtual 3.0.0-20.34~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-1455-1
CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-backport-oneiric/3.0.0-20.34~lucid1
Login or Register to add favorites

File Archive:

February 2021

  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • 1
    Feb 1st
    33 Files
  • 2
    Feb 2nd
    30 Files
  • 3
    Feb 3rd
    15 Files
  • 4
    Feb 4th
    8 Files
  • 5
    Feb 5th
    11 Files
  • 6
    Feb 6th
    2 Files
  • 7
    Feb 7th
    1 Files
  • 8
    Feb 8th
    37 Files
  • 9
    Feb 9th
    15 Files
  • 10
    Feb 10th
    11 Files
  • 11
    Feb 11th
    26 Files
  • 12
    Feb 12th
    8 Files
  • 13
    Feb 13th
    1 Files
  • 14
    Feb 14th
    1 Files
  • 15
    Feb 15th
    9 Files
  • 16
    Feb 16th
    33 Files
  • 17
    Feb 17th
    6 Files
  • 18
    Feb 18th
    10 Files
  • 19
    Feb 19th
    20 Files
  • 20
    Feb 20th
    1 Files
  • 21
    Feb 21st
    1 Files
  • 22
    Feb 22nd
    17 Files
  • 23
    Feb 23rd
    15 Files
  • 24
    Feb 24th
    16 Files
  • 25
    Feb 25th
    28 Files
  • 26
    Feb 26th
    25 Files
  • 27
    Feb 27th
    0 Files
  • 28
    Feb 28th
    0 Files

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2020 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close