Linux kernel vulnerability

2011-11-21T00:00:00
ID USN-1275-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2011-11-21T00:00:00

Description

Peter Huewe discovered an information leak in the handling of reading security-related TPM data. A local, unprivileged user could read the results of a previous TPM command. (CVE-2011-1162)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats did not enforce access restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain information, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2494)

Mathieu Desnoyers discovered that the kernel sockets implementation incorrectly dereferenced user pointers. A local attacker could possibly exploit this to crash the system. (CVE-2011-4594)