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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3525-1
Posted Jan 11, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3525-1 - 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 | f6d4ea5c2df0b5026fb31f44c27eb62c

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3525-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3525-1
January 10, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

The system could be made to expose sensitive information.

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.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
linux-image-3.2.0-132-generic 3.2.0-132.178
linux-image-3.2.0-132-generic-pae 3.2.0-132.178
linux-image-generic 3.2.0.132.146
linux-image-generic-pae 3.2.0.132.146

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-3525-1
CVE-2017-5754

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