[USN-2317-1] Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerabilities
john.johansen at canonical.com
Mon Aug 18 06:58:19 UTC 2014
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2317-1
August 18, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
- linux-lts-trusty: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty
Eric W. Biederman discovered a flaw with the mediation of mount flags in
the Linux kernel's user namespace subsystem. An unprivileged user could
exploit this flaw to by-pass mount restrictions, and potentially gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2014-5207)
Kenton Varda discovered a flaw with read-only bind mounds when used with
user namespaces. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to gain
full write privileges to a mount that should be read only. (CVE-2014-5206)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
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.
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