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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2198-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2198-1
Posted May 6, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2198-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-0196
SHA-256 | 4cd66a33cf7bd7b75d1dfcc1384e054c40e7d85f25e960c208bf19e7e72d6e6d

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2198-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2198-1
May 06, 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:

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-3.2.0-61-generic 3.2.0-61.93
linux-image-3.2.0-61-generic-pae 3.2.0-61.93
linux-image-3.2.0-61-highbank 3.2.0-61.93
linux-image-3.2.0-61-omap 3.2.0-61.93
linux-image-3.2.0-61-powerpc-smp 3.2.0-61.93
linux-image-3.2.0-61-powerpc64-smp 3.2.0-61.93
linux-image-3.2.0-61-virtual 3.2.0-61.93

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

ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. If
you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
perform this as well.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2198-1
CVE-2014-0196

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.2.0-61.93
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