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

    Date 12 Mar 2015
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2529-1
    March 12, 2015
    linux-lts-utopic vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
    Software Description:
    - linux-lts-utopic: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Utopic
    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.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      linux-image-3.16.0-31-generic   3.16.0-31.43~14.04.1
      linux-image-3.16.0-31-generic-lpae  3.16.0-31.43~14.04.1
      linux-image-3.16.0-31-lowlatency  3.16.0-31.43~14.04.1
      linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc-e500mc  3.16.0-31.43~14.04.1
      linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc-smp  3.16.0-31.43~14.04.1
      linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc64-emb  3.16.0-31.43~14.04.1
      linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc64-smp  3.16.0-31.43~14.04.1
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:

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