View Full Version : USN-662-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

November 5th, 2008, 11:20 AM
Referenced CVEs:
CVE-2008-3528, CVE-2008-4395

================================================== =========Ubuntu Security Notice USN-662-1 November 05, 2008linux vulnerabilityCVE-2008-3528, CVE-2008-4395============================================== =============A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:Ubuntu 8.10This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions ofKubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to thefollowing package versions:Ubuntu 8.10: linux-image-2.6.27-7-generic 2.6.27-7.16 linux-image-2.6.27-7-server 2.6.27-7.16 linux-image-2.6.27-7-virtual 2.6.27-7.16After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer toeffect the necessary changes.Details follow:It was discovered that the Linux kernel could be made to hang temporarilywhen mounting corrupted ext2/3 filesystems. If a user were tricked intomounting a specially crafted filesystem, a remote attacker could causesystem hangs, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3528)Anders Kaseorg discovered that ndiswrapper did not correctly handle longESSIDs. For a system using ndiswrapper, a physically near-by attackercould generate specially crafted wireless network traffic and executearbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-4395)

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