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Ubuntu: 2286-1: Linux kernel (Raring HWE) vulnerabilities Print E-mail
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Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2286-1
July 17, 2014

linux-lts-raring vulnerabilities
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-lts-raring: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Raring

Details:

Sasha Levin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's point-to-point protocol
(PPP) when used with the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP). A local user
could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2014-4943)

Michael S. Tsirkin discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
segmentation of skbs when using the zerocopy feature of vhost-net. A local
attacker could exploit this flaw to gain potentially sensitive information
from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-0131)

Salva Peiró discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's media-
device driver. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive
information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-1739)

A bounds check error was discovered in the socket filter subsystem of the
Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. (CVE-2014-3144)

A remainder calculation error was discovered in the socket filter subsystem
of the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial
of service (system crash) via crafted BPF instructions. (CVE-2014-3145)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's audit subsystem when auditing
certain syscalls. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain
potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or cause a
denial of service (OOPS). (CVE-2014-3917)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's implementation of user
namespaces with respect to inode permissions. A local user could exploit
this flaw by creating a user namespace to gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2014-4014)

Don Bailey discovered a flaw in the LZO decompress algorithm used by the
Linux kernel. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (memory corruption or OOPS). (CVE-2014-4608)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.8.0-44-generic    3.8.0-44.66~precise1

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-2286-1
  CVE-2014-0131, CVE-2014-1739, CVE-2014-3144, CVE-2014-3145,
  CVE-2014-3917, CVE-2014-4014, CVE-2014-4608, CVE-2014-4943

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-raring/3.8.0-44.66~precise1



 
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