[USN-1531-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2012-08-13T00:00:00


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1531-1 August 10, 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


An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface (which is not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root user) could exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2012-2136)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2372)

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's memory subsystem (hugetlb). An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system). (CVE-2012-2390)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.04: linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic 2.6.38-15.65 linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic-pae 2.6.38-15.65 linux-image-2.6.38-15-omap 2.6.38-15.65 linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc 2.6.38-15.65 linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc-smp 2.6.38-15.65 linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc64-smp 2.6.38-15.65 linux-image-2.6.38-15-server 2.6.38-15.65 linux-image-2.6.38-15-versatile 2.6.38-15.65 linux-image-2.6.38-15-virtual 2.6.38-15.65

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

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1531-1 CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2372, CVE-2012-2390

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.38-15.65

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