[USN-2237-1] Linux kernel (Quantal HWE) vulnerability
john.johansen at canonical.com
Thu Jun 5 23:18:52 UTC 2014
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2237-1
June 05, 2014
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.
- linux-lts-quantal: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Quantal
Pinkie Pie discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's futex subsystem. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or gain administrative privileges.
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.
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