Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : linux-mvl-dove vulnerabilities (USN-1093-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RDS network protocol did not
correctly check certain parameters. A local attacker could exploit
this gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3904)

Nelson Elhage discovered several problems with the Acorn Econet
protocol driver. A local user could cause a denial of service via a
NULL pointer dereference, escalate privileges by overflowing the
kernel stack, and assign Econet addresses to arbitrary interfaces.
(CVE-2010-3848, CVE-2010-3849, CVE-2010-3850)

Ben Hutchings discovered that the ethtool interface did not correctly
check certain sizes. A local attacker could perform malicious ioctl
calls that could crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-2478, CVE-2010-3084)

Eric Dumazet discovered that many network functions could leak kernel
stack contents. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions
of kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2942,
CVE-2010-3477)

Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not correctly
order inode lookups when exported by NFS. A remote attacker could
exploit this to read or write disk blocks that had changed file
assignment or had become unlinked, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-2943)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the IRDA subsystem did not correctly
shut down. A local attacker could exploit this to cause the system to
crash or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-2954)

Brad Spengler discovered that the wireless extensions did not
correctly validate certain request sizes. A local attacker could
exploit this to read portions of kernel memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2010-2955)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the session keyring did not correctly
check for its parent. On systems without a default session keyring, a
local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2010-2960)

Kees Cook discovered that the Intel i915 graphics driver did not
correctly validate memory regions. A local attacker with access to the
video card could read and write arbitrary kernel memory to gain root
privileges. (CVE-2010-2962)

Kees Cook discovered that the V4L1 32bit compat interface did not
correctly validate certain parameters. A local attacker on a 64bit
system with access to a video device could exploit this to gain root
privileges. (CVE-2010-2963)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the AIO subsystem did not correctly
validate certain parameters. A local attacker could exploit this to
crash the system or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3067)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that certain XFS ioctls leaked kernel stack
contents. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of
kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3078)

Robert Swiecki discovered that ftrace did not correctly handle
mutexes. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3079)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the OSS sequencer device did not
correctly shut down. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3080)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that several network ioctls did not clear
kernel memory correctly. A local user could exploit this to read
kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3296,
CVE-2010-3297, CVE-2010-3298)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the ROSE driver did not correctly check
parameters. A local attacker with access to a ROSE network device
could exploit this to crash the system or possibly gain root
privileges. (CVE-2010-3310)

Thomas Dreibholz discovered that SCTP did not correctly handle
appending packet chunks. A remote attacker could send specially
crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-3432)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the CD driver did not correctly check
parameters. A local attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary
kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3437)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Sound subsystem did not correctly
validate parameters. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3442)

Dan Jacobson discovered that ThinkPad video output was not correctly
access controlled. A local attacker could exploit this to hang the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3448)

It was discovered that KVM did not correctly initialize certain CPU
registers. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3698)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that SCTP did not correctly handle HMAC
calculations. A remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic
that would crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-3705)

Brad Spengler discovered that stack memory for new a process was not
correctly calculated. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3858)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel TIPC implementation
contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could
exploit this to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3859)

Kees Cook discovered that the ethtool interface did not correctly
clear kernel memory. A local attacker could read kernel heap memory,
leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3861)

Thomas Pollet discovered that the RDS network protocol did not check
certain iovec buffers. A local attacker could exploit this to crash
the system or possibly execute arbitrary code as the root user.
(CVE-2010-3865)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation
incorrectly parsed facilities. A remote attacker could exploit this to
crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3873)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the CAN protocol on 64bit systems did
not correctly calculate the size of certain buffers. A local attacker
could exploit this to crash the system or possibly execute arbitrary
code as the root user. (CVE-2010-3874)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation
did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit
this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-3875)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel sockets
implementation did not properly initialize certain structures. A local
attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a
loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3876)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the TIPC interface did not correctly
initialize certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to
read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-3877)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the Linux kernel IPv4 implementation did
not properly audit certain bytecodes in netlink messages. A local
attacker could exploit this to cause the kernel to hang, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2010-3880)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that kvm did not correctly clear memory. A
local attacker could exploit this to read portions of the kernel
stack, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3881)

Kees Cook and Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the shm interface did
not clear kernel memory correctly. A local attacker could exploit this
to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4072)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that IPC structures were not correctly
initialized on 64bit systems. A local attacker could exploit this to
read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4073)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not
correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could exploit
this to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2010-4075)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the ivtv V4L driver did not correctly
initialize certian structures. A local attacker could exploit this to
read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4079)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RME Hammerfall DSP audio interface
driver did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could
exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the VIA video driver did not correctly
clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read
kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4082)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the semctl syscall did not correctly
clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read
kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4083)

James Bottomley discovered that the ICP vortex storage array
controller driver did not validate certain sizes. A local attacker on
a 64bit system could exploit this to crash the kernel, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2010-4157)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the socket filters did not correctly
initialize structure memory. A local attacker could create malicious
filters to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2010-4158)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel L2TP implementation
contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could
exploit this to to crash the kernel, or possibly gain root privileges.
(CVE-2010-4160)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that certain iovec operations did not
calculate page counts correctly. A local attacker could exploit this
to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4162)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the SCSI subsystem did not correctly
validate iov segments. A local attacker with access to a SCSI device
could send specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to
a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4668)

Dan Rosenberg discovered multiple flaws in the X.25 facilities
parsing. If a system was using X.25, a remote attacker could exploit
this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4164)

Steve Chen discovered that setsockopt did not correctly check MSS
values. A local attacker could make a specially crafted socket call to
crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4165)

Dave Jones discovered that the mprotect system call did not correctly
handle merged VMAs. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4169)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RDS protocol did not correctly check
ioctl arguments. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4175)

Alan Cox discovered that the HCI UART driver did not correctly check
if a write operation was available. If the mmap_min-addr sysctl was
changed from the Ubuntu default to a value of 0, a local attacker
could exploit this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4242)

It was discovered that multithreaded exec did not handle CPU timers
correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4248)

Vegard Nossum discovered that memory garbage collection was not
handled correctly for active sockets. A local attacker could exploit
this to allocate all available kernel memory, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2010-4249)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the kernel did not correctly handle
process cleanup after triggering a recoverable kernel bug. If a local
attacker were able to trigger certain kinds of kernel bugs, they could
create a specially crafted process to gain root privileges.
(CVE-2010-4258)

Krishna Gudipati discovered that the bfa adapter driver did not
correctly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could read
files in /sys to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4343)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the install_special_mapping function
could bypass the mmap_min_addr restriction. A local attacker could
exploit this to mmap 4096 bytes below the mmap_min_addr area, possibly
improving the chances of performing NULL pointer dereference attacks.
(CVE-2010-4346)

It was discovered that the ICMP stack did not correctly handle certain
unreachable messages. If a remote attacker were able to acquire a
socket lock, they could send specially crafted traffic that would
crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4526)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the OSS subsystem did not handle name
termination correctly. A local attacker could exploit this crash the
system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4527)

An error was reported in the kernel's ORiNOCO wireless driver's
handling of TKIP countermeasures. This reduces the amount of time an
attacker needs breach a wireless network using WPA+TKIP for security.
(CVE-2010-4648)

Dan Carpenter discovered that the Infiniband driver did not correctly
handle certain requests. A local user could exploit this to crash the
system or potentially gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4649,
CVE-2011-1044)

An error was discovered in the kernel's handling of CUSE (Character
device in Userspace). A local attacker might exploit this flaw to
escalate privilege, if access to /dev/cuse has been modified to allow
non-root users. (CVE-2010-4650)

Kees Cook discovered that some ethtool functions did not correctly
clear heap memory. A local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges
could exploit this to read portions of kernel heap memory, leading to
a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4655)

Kees Cook discovered that the IOWarrior USB device driver did not
correctly check certain size fields. A local attacker with physical
access could plug in a specially crafted USB device to crash the
system or potentially gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4656)

Joel Becker discovered that OCFS2 did not correctly validate on-disk
symlink structures. If an attacker were able to trick a user or
automated system into mounting a specially crafted filesystem, it
could crash the system or expose kernel memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2010-NNN2)

A flaw was found in the kernel's Integrity Measurement Architecture
(IMA). Changes made by an attacker might not be discovered by IMA, if
SELinux was disabled, and a new IMA rule was loaded. (CVE-2011-0006)

Dan Carpenter discovered that the TTPCI DVB driver did not check
certain values during an ioctl. If the dvb-ttpci module was loaded, a
local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a
denial of service, or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-0521)

Rafael Dominguez Vega discovered that the caiaq Native Instruments USB
driver did not correctly validate string lengths. A local attacker
with physical access could plug in a specially crafted USB device to
crash the system or potentially gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-0712)

Timo Warns discovered that MAC partition parsing routines did not
correctly calculate block counts. A local attacker with physical
access could plug in a specially crafted block device to crash the
system or potentially gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1010)

Timo Warns discovered that LDM partition parsing routines did not
correctly calculate block counts. A local attacker with physical
access could plug in a specially crafted block device to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1012)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the epoll subsystem did not correctly
handle certain structures. A local attacker could create malicious
requests that would hang the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-1082)

Johan Hovold discovered that the DCCP network stack did not correctly
handle certain packet combinations. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted network traffic that would crash the system, leading
to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1093).

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-2.6.32-216-dove and / or
linux-image-2.6.32-416-dove packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 8.3
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true