Ubuntu 2268-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

    Date05 Jul 2014
    CategoryUbuntu
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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-2268-1
    July 05, 2014
    
    linux 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: Linux kernel
    
    Details:
    
    Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on
    x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
    service (System Crash) or potential gain administrative privileges.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      linux-image-3.2.0-65-generic    3.2.0-65.99
      linux-image-3.2.0-65-generic-pae  3.2.0-65.99
      linux-image-3.2.0-65-highbank   3.2.0-65.99
      linux-image-3.2.0-65-omap       3.2.0-65.99
      linux-image-3.2.0-65-powerpc-smp  3.2.0-65.99
      linux-image-3.2.0-65-powerpc64-smp  3.2.0-65.99
      linux-image-3.2.0-65-virtual    3.2.0-65.99
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2268-1
      CVE-2014-4699
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.2.0-65.99
    
    
    
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