[USN-2274-1] Linux kernel vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Sat Jul 5 18:07:27 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2274-1
July 05, 2014

linux vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


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 14.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-generic   3.13.0-30.55
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-generic-lpae  3.13.0-30.55
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-lowlatency  3.13.0-30.55
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-powerpc-e500  3.13.0-30.55
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-powerpc-e500mc  3.13.0-30.55
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-powerpc-smp  3.13.0-30.55
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-powerpc64-emb  3.13.0-30.55
  linux-image-3.13.0-30-powerpc64-smp  3.13.0-30.55

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.


Package Information:

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