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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2266-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2266-1
Posted Jul 6, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2266-1 - 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.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-4699
MD5 | 7d7752ea2ca01c97dd2cba38532d6577

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2266-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2266-1
July 05, 2014

linux vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 10.04 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 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.32-62-386 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-generic 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-generic-pae 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-ia64 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-lpia 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc-smp 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc64-smp 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-preempt 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-server 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-sparc64 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-sparc64-smp 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-versatile 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-virtual 2.6.32-62.126

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2266-1
CVE-2014-4699

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.32-62.126

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