Ubuntu: 1938-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1938-1
September 05, 2013

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

- Ubuntu 13.04

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Vasily Kulikov discovered a flaw in the Linux Kernel's perf tool that
allows for privilege escalation. A local could exploit this flaw to run
commands as root when using the perf tool. (CVE-2013-1060)

A flaw was discovered in the Xen subsystem of the Linux kernel when it
provides a guest OS read-only access to disks that support TRIM or SCSI
UNMAP. A privileged user in the guest OS could exploit this flaw to
destroy data on the disk. (CVE-2013-2140)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel when an IPv6 socket is used to
connect to an IPv4 destination. A unprivileged local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-2232)

An information leak was discovered in the IPSec key_socket implementation
in the Linux kernel. An local user could exploit this flaw to examine
potentially sensitive information in kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2234)

Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in the setsockopt UDP_CORK option
in the Linux kernel's IPv6 stack. A local user could exploit this flaw to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-4162)

Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in the IPv6 subsystem of the Linux
kernel when the IPV6_MTU setsockopt option has been specified in
combination with the UDP_CORK option. A local user could exploit this flaw
to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-4163)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 13.04:
  linux-image-3.8.0-30-generic    3.8.0-30.44

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-1938-1
  CVE-2013-1060, CVE-2013-2140, CVE-2013-2232, CVE-2013-2234,
  CVE-2013-4162, CVE-2013-4163

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.8.0-30.44