Ubuntu 1301-1: Linux kernel (Natty backport) vulnerabilities

    Date13 Dec 2011
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1301-1
    December 13, 2011
    
    linux-lts-backport-natty vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
    
    Software Description:
    - linux-lts-backport-natty: Linux kernel backport from Natty
    
    Details:
    
    A bug was discovered in the XFS filesystem's handling of pathnames. A local
    attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of
    service, or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-4077)
    
    Nick Bowler discovered the kernel GHASH message digest algorithm
    incorrectly handled error conditions. A local attacker could exploit this
    to cause a kernel oops. (CVE-2011-4081)
    
    A flaw was found in the Journaling Block Device (JBD). A local attacker
    able to mount ext3 or ext4 file systems could exploit this to crash the
    system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4132)
    
    Clement Lecigne discovered a bug in the HFS file system bounds checking.
    When a malformed HFS file system is mounted a local user could crash the
    system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-4330)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic   2.6.38-13.53~lucid1
      linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae  2.6.38-13.53~lucid1
      linux-image-2.6.38-13-server    2.6.38-13.53~lucid1
      linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual   2.6.38-13.53~lucid1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have             
    been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and            
    reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. If           
    you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as            
    well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you          
    manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,      
    linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically      
    perform this as well.                                                           
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1301-1
      CVE-2011-4077, CVE-2011-4081, CVE-2011-4132, CVE-2011-4330
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-backport-natty/2.6.38-13.53~lucid1
    
    
    
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