[USN-2201-1] Linux kernel (Saucy HWE) vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue May 6 02:51:15 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2201-1
May 06, 2014

linux-lts-saucy 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-saucy: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Saucy


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's pseudo tty (pty) device. An
unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or potentially gain administrator privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic   3.11.0-20.35~precise1
  linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic-lpae  3.11.0-20.35~precise1

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


Package Information:

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