[USN-2174-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerabilities

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Sat Apr 26 14:14:40 UTC 2014


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2174-1
April 26, 2014

linux-ec2 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-ec2: Linux kernel for EC2

Details:

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of SCTP handshake. A
remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2014-0101)

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's DCCP protocol support. A
remote attacked could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-2523)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  linux-image-2.6.32-363-ec2      2.6.32-363.76

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-2174-1
  CVE-2014-0101, CVE-2014-2523

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ec2/2.6.32-363.76


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