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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2094-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2094-1
Posted Jan 31, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2094-1 - Pageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmsg syscall when called from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrator privileges.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-0038
SHA-256 | faa4dd51c8b2fc6a08a0eacbf4b60dad67d7f8c44bca960b5e7b6ee945035133

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2094-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2094-1
January 31, 2014

linux-lts-raring 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-raring: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Raring

Details:

Pageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmsg syscall when called
from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or 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-3.8.0-35-generic 3.8.0-35.52~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-2094-1
CVE-2014-0038

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-raring/3.8.0-35.52~precise1


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