Ubuntu 2201-1: Linux kernel (Saucy HWE) vulnerability

    Date05 May 2014
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2201-1
    May 06, 2014
    
    linux-lts-saucy vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
    
    Software Description:
    - linux-lts-saucy: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Saucy
    
    Details:
    
    A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's pseudo tty (pty) device. An
    unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
    (system crash) or potentially gain administrator privileges.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic   3.11.0-20.35~precise1
      linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic-lpae  3.11.0-20.35~precise1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2201-1
      CVE-2014-0196
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-saucy/3.11.0-20.35~precise1
    
    
    

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