Exploit the possiblities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1531-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1531-1
Posted Aug 13, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1531-1 - An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface (which is not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root user) could exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain administrative privileges. A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, root, protocol
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2390, CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2390
MD5 | 8b4dae4786f2ee8fc7cd5d2a4d254774

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1531-1

Change Mirror Download
============================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1531-1
August 10, 2012

linux vulnerabilities
============================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 11.04

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device
implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface (which is
not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root user) could
exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2012-2136)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS)
protocol implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2372)

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's memory subsystem (hugetlb).
An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (crash the system). (CVE-2012-2390)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.04:
linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic 2.6.38-15.65
linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic-pae 2.6.38-15.65
linux-image-2.6.38-15-omap 2.6.38-15.65
linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc 2.6.38-15.65
linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc-smp 2.6.38-15.65
linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc64-smp 2.6.38-15.65
linux-image-2.6.38-15-server 2.6.38-15.65
linux-image-2.6.38-15-versatile 2.6.38-15.65
linux-image-2.6.38-15-virtual 2.6.38-15.65

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1531-1
CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2390

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.38-15.65

Comments

RSS Feed Subscribe to this comment feed

No comments yet, be the first!

Login or Register to post a comment

File Archive:

December 2017

  • Su
  • Mo
  • Tu
  • We
  • Th
  • Fr
  • Sa
  • 1
    Dec 1st
    15 Files
  • 2
    Dec 2nd
    2 Files
  • 3
    Dec 3rd
    1 Files
  • 4
    Dec 4th
    15 Files
  • 5
    Dec 5th
    15 Files
  • 6
    Dec 6th
    18 Files
  • 7
    Dec 7th
    17 Files
  • 8
    Dec 8th
    15 Files
  • 9
    Dec 9th
    13 Files
  • 10
    Dec 10th
    4 Files
  • 11
    Dec 11th
    41 Files
  • 12
    Dec 12th
    44 Files
  • 13
    Dec 13th
    25 Files
  • 14
    Dec 14th
    10 Files
  • 15
    Dec 15th
    0 Files
  • 16
    Dec 16th
    0 Files
  • 17
    Dec 17th
    0 Files
  • 18
    Dec 18th
    0 Files
  • 19
    Dec 19th
    0 Files
  • 20
    Dec 20th
    0 Files
  • 21
    Dec 21st
    0 Files
  • 22
    Dec 22nd
    0 Files
  • 23
    Dec 23rd
    0 Files
  • 24
    Dec 24th
    0 Files
  • 25
    Dec 25th
    0 Files
  • 26
    Dec 26th
    0 Files
  • 27
    Dec 27th
    0 Files
  • 28
    Dec 28th
    0 Files
  • 29
    Dec 29th
    0 Files
  • 30
    Dec 30th
    0 Files
  • 31
    Dec 31st
    0 Files

Top Authors In Last 30 Days

File Tags

Systems

packet storm

© 2016 Packet Storm. All rights reserved.

Services
Security Services
Hosting By
Rokasec
close