Ubuntu: 1364-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1364-1
February 13, 2012

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details:

A flaw was discovered in the XFS filesystem. If a local user mounts a
specially crafted XFS image it could potential execute arbitrary code on
the system. (CVE-2012-0038)

Andy Whitcroft discovered a that the Overlayfs filesystem was not doing the
extended permission checks needed by cgroups and Linux Security Modules
(LSMs). A local user could exploit this to by-pass security policy and
access files that should not be accessible. (CVE-2012-0055)

Jüri Aedla discovered that the kernel incorrectly handled /proc//mem
permissions. A local attacker could exploit this and gain root privileges.
(CVE-2012-0056)

A flaw was found in the linux kernels IPv4 IGMP query processing. A remote
attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-0207)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  linux-image-3.0.0-1207-omap4    3.0.0-1207.16

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-1364-1
  CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0055, CVE-2012-0056, CVE-2012-0207

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ti-omap4/3.0.0-1207.16