Ubuntu 2561-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

    Date08 Apr 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2561-1
    April 08, 2015
    
    linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
    
    Software Description:
    - linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that the Linux kernel's Infiniband subsystem did not
    properly sanitize its input parameters while registering memory regions
    from userspace. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
    service (system crash) or to potentially gain administrative privileges.
    (CVE-2014-8159)
    
    An integer overflow was discovered in the stack randomization feature of
    the Linux kernel on 64 bit platforms. A local attacker could exploit this
    flaw to bypass the Address Space Layout Randomization (ASLR) mitigation
    mechanism. (CVE-2015-1593)
    
    An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of
    userspace configuration of the link layer control (LLC). A local user could
    exploit this flaw to read data from other sysctl settings. (CVE-2015-2041)
    
    An information leak was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles setting
    the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) settings. A local user could exploit
    this flaw to read data from other sysctl settings. (CVE-2015-2042)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      linux-image-3.2.0-1462-omap4    3.2.0-1462.82
    
    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-2561-1
      CVE-2014-8159, CVE-2015-1593, CVE-2015-2041, CVE-2015-2042
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ti-omap4/3.2.0-1462.82
    
    
    
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