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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2333-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2333-1
Posted Sep 2, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2333-1 - A bug was discovered in the handling of pathname components when used with an autofs direct mount. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) via an open system call. Toralf reported an error in the Linux kernels syscall auditing on 32 bit x86 platforms. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (OOPS and system crash). An information leak was discovered in the control implementation of the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, denial of service, x86, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-0203, CVE-2014-4508, CVE-2014-4652, CVE-2014-4653, CVE-2014-4654, CVE-2014-4655, CVE-2014-4656, CVE-2014-4667, CVE-2014-5077
MD5 | b319d88618d7708b8d5a0fa717663719

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2333-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2333-1
September 02, 2014

linux-ec2 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-ec2: Linux kernel for EC2

Details:

A bug was discovered in the handling of pathname components when used with
an autofs direct mount. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash) via an open system call. (CVE-2014-0203)

Toralf F=C3=B6rster reported an error in the Linux kernels syscall auditing on
32 bit x86 platforms. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (OOPS and system crash). (CVE-2014-4508)

An information leak was discovered in the control implemenation of the
Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem in the Linux kernel. A
local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from
kernel memory. (CVE-2014-4652)

A use-after-free flaw was discovered in the Advanced Linux Sound
Architecture (ALSA) control implementation of the Linux kernel. A local
user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2014-4653)

A authorization bug was discovered with the snd_ctl_elem_add function of
the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) in the Linux kernel. A local
user could exploit his bug to cause a denial of service (remove kernel
controls). (CVE-2014-4654)

A flaw discovered in how the snd_ctl_elem function of the Advanced Linux
Sound Architecture (ALSA) handled a reference count. A local user could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (integer overflow and limit
bypass). (CVE-2014-4655)

An integer overflow flaw was discovered in the control implementation of
the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA). A local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-4656)

An integer underflow flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of
the backlog value for certain SCTP packets. A remote attacker could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (socket outage) via a crafted SCTP
packet. (CVE-2014-4667)

Jason Gunthorpe reported a flaw with SCTP authentication in the Linux
kernel. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS). (CVE-2014-5077)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.32-369-ec2 2.6.32-369.85

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-2333-1
CVE-2014-0203, CVE-2014-4508, CVE-2014-4652, CVE-2014-4653,
CVE-2014-4654, CVE-2014-4655, CVE-2014-4656, CVE-2014-4667,
CVE-2014-5077

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ec2/2.6.32-369.85

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