Ubuntu 10.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1160-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 55454

Synopsis

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

Description

Dan Rosenberg discovered that IRDA did not correctly check the size of buffers. On non-x86 systems, a local attacker could exploit this to read kernel heap memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4529)

Dan Rosenburg discovered that the CAN subsystem leaked kernel addresses into the /proc filesystem. A local attacker could use this to increase the chances of a successful memory corruption exploit.
(CVE-2010-4565)

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)

Goldwyn Rodrigues discovered that the OCFS2 filesystem did not correctly clear memory when writing certain file holes. A local attacker could exploit this to read uninitialized data from the disk, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-0463)

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)

Jens Kuehnel discovered that the InfiniBand driver contained a race condition. On systems using InfiniBand, a local attacker could send specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-0695)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that XFS did not correctly initialize memory.
A local attacker could make crafted ioctl calls to leak portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-0711)

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)

Kees Cook reported that /proc/pid/stat did not correctly filter certain memory locations. A local attacker could determine the memory layout of processes in an attempt to increase the chances of a successful memory corruption exploit. (CVE-2011-0726)

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)

Matthiew Herrb discovered that the drm modeset interface did not correctly handle a signed comparison. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or possibly gain root privileges.
(CVE-2011-1013)

Marek Olsak discovered that the Radeon GPU drivers did not correctly validate certain registers. On systems with specific hardware, a local attacker could exploit this to write to arbitrary video memory.
(CVE-2011-1016)

Timo Warns discovered that the LDM disk partition handling code did not correctly handle certain values. By inserting a specially crafted disk device, a local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1017)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the CAP_SYS_MODULE capability was not needed to load kernel modules. A local attacker with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could load existing kernel modules, possibly increasing the attack surface available on the system. (CVE-2011-1019)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Bluetooth stack did not correctly clear memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1078)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Bluetooth stack did not correctly check that device name strings were NULL terminated. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service, or leak contents of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1079)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that bridge network filtering did not check that name fields were NULL terminated. A local attacker could exploit this to leak contents of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1080)

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)

Peter Huewe discovered that the TPM device did not correctly initialize memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel heap memory contents, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1160)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that some ALSA drivers did not correctly check the adapter index during ioctl calls. If this driver was loaded, a local attacker could make a specially crafted ioctl call to gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1169)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the netfilter code did not check certain strings copied from userspace. A local attacker with netfilter access could exploit this to read kernel memory or crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1170, CVE-2011-1171, CVE-2011-1172, CVE-2011-2534)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Acorn Universal Networking driver did not correctly initialize memory. A remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1173)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the IRDA subsystem did not correctly check certain field sizes. If a system was using IRDA, a remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash the system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1180)

Julien Tinnes discovered that the kernel did not correctly validate the signal structure from tkill(). A local attacker could exploit this to send signals to arbitrary threads, possibly bypassing expected restrictions. (CVE-2011-1182)

Dan Rosenberg reported errors in the OSS (Open Sound System) MIDI interface. A local attacker on non-x86 systems might be able to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1476)

Dan Rosenberg reported errors in the kernel's OSS (Open Sound System) driver for Yamaha FM synthesizer chips. A local user can exploit this to cause memory corruption, causing a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2011-1477)

Ryan Sweat discovered that the GRO code did not correctly validate memory. In some configurations on systems using VLANs, a remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1478)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that MPT devices did not correctly validate certain values in ioctl calls. If these drivers were loaded, a local attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the pidmap function did not correctly handle large requests. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1593)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the AGP driver did not check certain ioctl values. A local attacker with access to the video subsystem could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service, or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-2022)

Oliver Hartkopp and Dave Jones discovered that the CAN network driver did not correctly validate certain socket structures. If this driver was loaded, a local attacker could crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1748)

A flaw was found in the b43 driver in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this flaw to cause a denial of service if the system has an active wireless interface using the b43 driver. (CVE-2011-3359)

Maynard Johnson discovered that on POWER7, certain speculative events may raise a performance monitor exception. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-4611)

Dan Rosenberg discovered flaws in the linux Rose (X.25 PLP) layer used by amateur radio. A local user or a remote user on an X.25 network could exploit these flaws to execute arbitrary code as root.
(CVE-2011-4913).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1160-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 55454

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1160-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/29

Updated: 2019/04/01

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-versatile, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/06/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/12/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4529, CVE-2010-4565, CVE-2010-4656, CVE-2011-0463, CVE-2011-0521, CVE-2011-0695, CVE-2011-0711, CVE-2011-0712, CVE-2011-0726, CVE-2011-1010, CVE-2011-1012, CVE-2011-1013, CVE-2011-1016, CVE-2011-1017, CVE-2011-1019, CVE-2011-1078, CVE-2011-1079, CVE-2011-1080, CVE-2011-1082, CVE-2011-1083, CVE-2011-1093, CVE-2011-1160, CVE-2011-1169, CVE-2011-1170, CVE-2011-1171, CVE-2011-1172, CVE-2011-1173, CVE-2011-1180, CVE-2011-1182, CVE-2011-1476, CVE-2011-1477, CVE-2011-1478, CVE-2011-1494, CVE-2011-1495, CVE-2011-1593, CVE-2011-1745, CVE-2011-1748, CVE-2011-2022, CVE-2011-2534, CVE-2011-3359, CVE-2011-4611, CVE-2011-4913

BID: 44661, 45556, 45986, 46069, 46417, 46419, 46492, 46512, 46839, 47116, 47791

USN: 1160-1