USN-2095-1: Linux kernel (Saucy HWE) vulnerability

31 January 2014

The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

Releases

Packages

  • linux-lts-saucy - Linux hardware enablement kernel from Saucy

Details

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
privileges.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-2094-1: linux-image-3.8.0-35-generic, linux-lts-raring
  • USN-2096-1: linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae, linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic, linux