[USN-2176-1] Linux kernel (Raring HWE) vulnerabilities

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Sat Apr 26 14:15:39 UTC 2014


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2176-1
April 26, 2014

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-lts-raring: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Raring

Details:

A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) subsystem of the
Linux kernel. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary
code on the host OS. (CVE-2014-0049)

Al Viro discovered an error in how CIFS in the Linux kernel handles
uncached write operations. An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash), obtain sensitive
information from kernel memory, or possibly gain privileges.
(CVE-2014-0069)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.8.0-39-generic    3.8.0-39.57~precise1

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-2176-1
  CVE-2014-0049, CVE-2014-0069

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-raring/3.8.0-39.57~precise1


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