[USN-2240-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Thu Jun 5 23:43:55 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2240-1
June 05, 2014

linux vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


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. (CVE-2014-3153)

An information leak was discovered in the netfilter subsystem of the Linux
kernel. An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information
from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-2568)

Sasha Levin reported a bug in the Linux kernel's virtual memory management
subsystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-3122)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-generic   3.13.0-29.53
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-generic-lpae  3.13.0-29.53
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-lowlatency  3.13.0-29.53
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-powerpc-e500  3.13.0-29.53
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-powerpc-e500mc  3.13.0-29.53
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-powerpc-smp  3.13.0-29.53
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-powerpc64-emb  3.13.0-29.53
  linux-image-3.13.0-29-powerpc64-smp  3.13.0-29.53

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.

  CVE-2014-2568, CVE-2014-3122, CVE-2014-3153

Package Information:

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