USN-2095-1: Linux kernel (Saucy HWE) vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2095-1
30th January, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
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 version:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae 3.11.0-15.25~precise1
- linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic 3.11.0-15.25~precise1
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.