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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3524-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3524-1
Posted Jan 10, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3524-1 - Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Meltdown. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory.

tags | advisory, kernel, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-5754
MD5 | 257c1190c8db4f29219aebe29c12194e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3524-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3524-1
January 09, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Jann Horn discovered that microprocessors utilizing speculative execution
and indirect branch prediction may allow unauthorized memory reads via
sidechannel attacks. This flaw is known as Meltdown. A local attacker could
use this to expose sensitive information, including kernel memory.
(CVE-2017-5754)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-3.13.0-139-generic 3.13.0-139.188
linux-image-3.13.0-139-lowlatency 3.13.0-139.188
linux-image-generic 3.13.0.139.148
linux-image-lowlatency 3.13.0.139.148

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.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3524-1
CVE-2017-5754

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.13.0-139.188


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