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CVE-2010-4242

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Overview

The hci_uart_tty_open function in the HCI UART driver (drivers/bluetooth/hci_ldisc.c) in the Linux kernel 2.6.36, and possibly other versions, does not verify whether the tty has a write operation, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via vectors related to the Bluetooth driver.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1204-1
Posted Sep 14, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1204-1 - Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel TIPC implementation contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. Dan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, kernel, local, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-3859, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4160, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4175, CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4243, CVE-2010-4251, CVE-2010-4526, CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2010-4668, CVE-2010-4805, CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1010, CVE-2011-1012, CVE-2011-1013, CVE-2011-1020, CVE-2011-1044, CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079, CVE-2011-1080, CVE-2011-1082, CVE-2011-1090, CVE-2011-1093
MD5 | d372af01183a028bf3bd3528a3aab84f
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1202-1
Posted Sep 14, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1202-1 - Dan Rosenberg discovered that several network ioctls did not clear kernel memory correctly. A local user could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Brad Spengler discovered that stack memory for new a process was not correctly calculated. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel TIPC implementation contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | exploit, denial of service, kernel, local, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-3297, CVE-2010-3858, CVE-2010-3859, CVE-2010-3874, CVE-2010-3880, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-4082, CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4157, CVE-2010-4160, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4169, CVE-2010-4175, CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4243, CVE-2010-4248, CVE-2010-4256, CVE-2010-4565, CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2010-4655
MD5 | 2daff38dec5e5b4254f2f5b46b1f6f9e
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1105-1
Posted Apr 6, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1105-1 - Dan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not correctly initialize structure memory. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the socket filters did not correctly initialize structure memory. Dan Rosenberg discovered that certain iovec operations did not calculate page counts correctly. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the SCSI subsystem did not correctly validate iov segments. Dan Rosenberg discovered multiple flaws in the X.25 facilities parsing. Alan Cox discovered that the HCI UART driver did not correctly check if a write operation was available. Nelson Elhage discovered that the kernel did not correctly handle process cleanup after triggering a recoverable kernel bug. Tavis Ormandy discovered that the install_special_mapping function could bypass the mmap_min_addr restriction.

tags | advisory, kernel
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-4075, CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4164, CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4258, CVE-2010-4346
MD5 | 123117ce4fd9bc9126e06ddbf0ccb3b2
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1092-1
Posted Mar 25, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1092-1 - Dan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the socket filters did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could create malicious filters to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that certain iovec operations did not calculate page counts correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the SCSI subsystem did not correctly validate iov segments. A local attacker with access to a SCSI device could send specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Alan Cox discovered that the HCI UART driver did not correctly check if a write operation was available. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to gain root privileges.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4242
MD5 | 362978eca2e0e46e05f7268e1d25a4d3
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1089-1
Posted Mar 18, 2011
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1089-1 - Dan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the socket filters did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could create malicious filters to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. Dan Rosenberg discovered that certain iovec operations did not calculate page counts correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the SCSI subsystem did not correctly validate iov segments. A local attacker with access to a SCSI device could send specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RDS protocol did not correctly check ioctl arguments. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. Alan Cox discovered that the HCI UART driver did not correctly check if a write operation was available. If the mmap_min-addr sysctl was changed from the Ubuntu default to a value of 0, a local attacker could exploit this flaw to gain root privileges.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, root, protocol
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2010-4076, CVE-2010-4077, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4175, CVE-2010-4242
MD5 | 875e93d219ec0fb6720fa5c9e4fb474e
Debian Security Advisory 2153-1
Posted Jan 31, 2011
Authored by Debian | Site debian.org

Debian Linux Security Advisory 2153-1 - Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in the Linux kernel that may lead to a privilege escalation, denial of service or information leak.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, vulnerability
systems | linux, debian
advisories | CVE-2010-0435, CVE-2010-3699, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4243, CVE-2010-4248, CVE-2010-4249, CVE-2010-4258, CVE-2010-4342, CVE-2010-4346, CVE-2010-4526, CVE-2010-4527, CVE-2010-4529, CVE-2010-4565, CVE-2010-4649, CVE-2010-4656, CVE-2010-4668, CVE-2011-0521
MD5 | b4ea75a40c4f93350168f65673ea1ffb
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