USN-2095-1: Linux kernel (Saucy HWE) vulnerability
31 January 2014
The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
- linux-lts-saucy - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Saucy
Pageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmsg syscall when called
from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrator
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
- linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic - 3.11.0-15.25~precise1
- linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae - 3.11.0-15.25~precise1
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.