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USN-2529-1: Linux kernel (Utopic HWE) vulnerability

12 March 2015

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

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It was discovered that the Linux kernel's Infiniband subsystem did not
properly sanitize its input parameters while registering memory regions
from userspace. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or to potentially gain administrative privileges.

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References

Related notices

  • USN-2526-1: linux-image-3.2.0-77-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-77-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-77-virtual, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-77-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-77-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-77-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-77-omap
  • USN-2527-1: linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic-lpae, linux-lts-trusty
  • USN-2561-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1462-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-2530-1: linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-3.16.0-31-lowlatency, linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.16.0-31-generic-lpae, linux, linux-image-3.16.0-31-generic, linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc-smp
  • USN-2525-1: linux-image-2.6.32-73-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-73-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-73-generic-pae, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-73-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-73-server, linux-image-2.6.32-73-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-73-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-73-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-73-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-73-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-73-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-73-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-73-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-73-386
  • USN-2528-1: linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc-e500, linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc64-emb, linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-46-lowlatency, linux, linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc-e500mc, linux-image-extra-3.13.0-46-generic, linux-image-3.13.0-46-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.13.0-46-generic-lpae