=========================================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2597-2
May 08, 2015

linux-lts-trusty regression
=========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

USN-2597-1 Introduced a regression in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-lts-trusty: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty

Details:

USN-2597-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, however an unrelated
regression in the auditing of some path names was introduced. Due to the
regression the system could crash under certain conditions.

This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

 A race condition between chown() and execve() was discovered in the Linux
 kernel. A local attacker could exploit this race by using chown on a
 setuid-user-binary to 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-3.13.0-52-generic   3.13.0-52.86~precise1
  linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic-lpae  3.13.0-52.86~precise1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2597-2
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2597-1
  https://launchpad.net/bugs/1450442

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-trusty/3.13.0-52.86~precise1


Ubuntu 2597-2: Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) regression

May 9, 2015
USN-2597-1 Introduced a regression in the Linux kernel.

Summary

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic 3.13.0-52.86~precise1 linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic-lpae 3.13.0-52.86~precise1 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2597-2

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2597-1

https://launchpad.net/bugs/1450442

Severity
May 08, 2015

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-trusty/3.13.0-52.86~precise1