Linux kernel vulnerabilities

2013-05-01T00:00:00
ID USN-1809-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2013-05-01T00:00:00

Description

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel’s UDF file system implementation. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the kernel’s heap memory. (CVE-2012-6548)

Mathias Krause discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel’s ISO 9660 CDROM file system driver. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine some of the kernel’s heap memory. (CVE-2012-6549)

An integer overflow was discovered in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) subsystem for the i915 video driver in the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash) or potentially escalate privileges. (CVE-2013-0913)

Andrew Honig discovered a flaw in guest OS time updates in the Linux kernel’s KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine). A privileged guest user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash host system) or potential escalate privilege to the host kernel level. (CVE-2013-1796)

Andrew Honig discovered a use after free error in guest OS time updates in the Linux kernel’s KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine). A privileged guest user could exploit this flaw to escalate privilege to the host kernel level. (CVE-2013-1797)

Andrew Honig reported a flaw in the way KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) emulated the IOAPIC. A privileged guest user could exploit this flaw to read host memory or cause a denial of service (crash the host). (CVE-2013-1798)

A format-string bug was discovered in the Linux kernel’s ext3 filesystem driver. A local user could exploit this flaw to possibly escalate privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-1848)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the Linux Kernel’s USB subsystem for devices reporting the cdc-wdm class. A specially crafted USB device when plugged-in could cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-1860)

A flaw was discovered in the SCTP (stream control transfer protocol) network protocol’s handling of duplicate cookies in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) on another remote user querying the SCTP connection. (CVE-2013-2206)

An information leak in the Linux kernel’s dcb netlink interface was discovered. A local user could obtain sensitive information by examining kernel stack memory. (CVE-2013-2634)

A kernel stack information leak was discovered in the RTNETLINK component of the Linux kernel. A local user could read sensitive information from the kernel stack. (CVE-2013-2635)