Ubuntu 715-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

    Date29 Jan 2009
    88
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly managesocket counts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang,leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5079)
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-715-1           January 29, 2009
    linux vulnerabilities
    CVE-2008-5079, CVE-2008-5182, CVE-2008-5300, CVE-2008-5395,
    CVE-2008-5700, CVE-2008-5702
    ===========================================================
    
    A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
    
    Ubuntu 8.10
    
    This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
    Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
    
    The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
    following package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 8.10:
      linux-image-2.6.27-11-generic   2.6.27-11.27
      linux-image-2.6.27-11-server    2.6.27-11.27
      linux-image-2.6.27-11-virtual   2.6.27-11.27
    
    After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to
    effect 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.
    
    Details follow:
    
    Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly manage
    socket counts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang,
    leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5079)
    
    It was discovered that the inotify subsystem contained watch removal
    race conditions. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
    leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5182)
    
    Dann Frazier discovered that in certain situations sendmsg did not
    correctly release allocated memory. A local attacker could exploit
    this to force the system to run out of free memory, leading to a denial
    of service.  (CVE-2008-5300)
    
    Helge Deller discovered that PA-RISC stack unwinding was not handled
    correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
    leading do a denial of service. This did not affect official Ubuntu
    kernels, but was fixed in the source for anyone performing HPPA kernel
    builds.  (CVE-2008-5395)
    
    It was discovered that the ATA subsystem did not correctly set timeouts. A
    local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a
    denial of service. (CVE-2008-5700)
    
    It was discovered that the ib700 watchdog timer did not correctly check
    buffer sizes. A local attacker could send a specially crafted ioctl
    to the device to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service.
    (CVE-2008-5702)
    
    
    Updated packages for Ubuntu 8.10:
    
      Source archives:
    
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          Size/MD5: 63721466 482b04f680ce6676114ccfaaf8f66a55
    
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      i386 architecture (x86 compatible Intel/AMD):
    
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