Linux kernel vulnerabilities

2015-03-24T00:00:00
ID USN-2546-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2015-03-24T00:00:00

Description

A flaw was discovered in the automatic loading of modules in the crypto subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to load installed kernel modules, increasing the attack surface and potentially using this to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-7421)

A flaw was discovered in the crypto subsystem when screening module names for automatic module loading if the name contained a valid crypto module name, eg. vfat(aes). A local user could exploit this flaw to load installed kernel modules, increasing the attack surface and potentially using this to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2014-9644)

Sun Baoliang discovered a use after free flaw in the Linux kernel’s SCTP (Stream Control Transmission Protocol) subsystem during INIT collisions. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially escalate their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-1421)

Marcelo Leitner discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel’s routing of packets to too many different dsts/too fast. A remote attacker on the same subnet can exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-1465)