USN-2328-1: GNU C Library vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2328-1
28th August, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
Certain applications could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
- eglibc - GNU C Library
Tavis Ormandy and John Haxby discovered that the GNU C Library contained an
off-by-one error when performing transliteration module loading. A local
attacker could exploit this to gain administrative privileges.
USN-2306-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the GNU C Library. On Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS the security update for CVE-2014-0475 caused a
regression with localplt on PowerPC. This update fixes the problem. We
apologize for the inconvenience.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
- libc6 2.19-0ubuntu6.3
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- libc6 2.15-0ubuntu10.7
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- libc6 2.11.1-0ubuntu7.16
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.