[USN-2272-1] Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Sat Jul 5 18:06:59 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2272-1
July 05, 2014

linux-lts-trusty vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- linux-lts-trusty: Block storage devices (udeb)


Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on
x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (System Crash) or potential gain administrative privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-generic   3.13.0-30.55~precise1
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-generic-lpae  3.13.0-30.55~precise1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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