[Ksplice][Ubuntu-10.10-Updates] New updates available via Ksplice (USN-1379-1)

Samson Yeung samson.yeung at oracle.com
Tue Feb 28 20:18:00 PST 2012

Synopsis: USN-1379-1 can now be patched using Ksplice
CVEs: CVE-2011-0716 CVE-2011-1927 CVE-2011-3619

Systems running Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick can now use Ksplice to patch
against the latest Ubuntu Security Notice, USN-1379-1.


We recommend that all users of Ksplice Uptrack on Ubuntu 10.10
Maverick install these updates.  You can install these updates by

# /usr/sbin/uptrack-upgrade -y

On systems that have "autoinstall = yes" in /etc/uptrack/uptrack.conf,
these updates will be installed automatically and you do not need to
take any additional action.


* CVE-2011-1927: Remote denial of service in ICMP.

In the icmp_send function in net/ipv4/icmp.c, a parameter passed to
the dev_net function is not properly validated.  A remote attacker can
exploit this to cause denial of service via NULL pointer dereference.

* CVE-2011-0716: Memory corruption in IGMP bridge snooping.

IGMP packets sent on a bridged interface could cause corruption
in 512-byte slabs, most commonly leading to crashes in jbd2.

* CVE-2011-3619: Null pointer dereference in AppArmor.

A NULL pointer dereference flaw was found in the Linux kernel's AppArmor
audit logging code. An attacker could exploit this to cause a denial of


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