Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1796-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65871
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAndrew Jones discovered a flaw with the xen_iret function in Linux kernel's Xen virtualizeation. In the 32-bit Xen paravirt platform an unprivileged guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system) or gain guest OS privilege.
Emese Revfy discovered that in the Linux kernel signal handlers could leak address information across an exec, making it possible to by pass ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization). A local user could use this flaw to by pass ASLR to reliably deliver an exploit payload that would otherwise be stopped (by ASLR). (CVE-2013-0914)
A memory use after free error was discover in the Linux kernel's tmpfs filesystem. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-1767)
Mateusz Guzik discovered a race in the Linux kernel's keyring. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-1792)
Mathias Krause discovered a memory leak in the Linux kernel's crypto report API. A local user with CAP_NET_ADMIN could exploit this leak to examine some of the kernel's stack memory. (CVE-2013-2546)
Mathias Krause discovered a memory leak in the Linux kernel's crypto report API. A local user with CAP_NET_ADMIN could exploit this leak to examine some of the kernel's heap memory. (CVE-2013-2547)
Mathias Krause discovered information leaks in the Linux kernel's crypto algorithm report API. A local user could exploit these flaws to leak kernel stack and heap memory contents. (CVE-2013-2548).
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.5-generic and / or linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.