[USN-1406-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-04-26T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1406-1 March 27, 2012

linux vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 11.04


Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description: - linux: Linux kernel


Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4347)

Stephan BA¤rwolf discovered a flaw in the KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can crash use this flaw to crash VMs causing a deny of service. (CVE-2012-0045)

H. Peter Anvin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel that could crash the system. A local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1097)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cgroups subset. A local attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1146)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.04: linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic 2.6.38-13.57 linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae 2.6.38-13.57 linux-image-2.6.38-13-omap 2.6.38-13.57 linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc 2.6.38-13.57 linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc-smp 2.6.38-13.57 linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc64-smp 2.6.38-13.57 linux-image-2.6.38-13-server 2.6.38-13.57 linux-image-2.6.38-13-versatile 2.6.38-13.57 linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual 2.6.38-13.57

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1406-1 CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-1146

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.38-13.57