[USN-2202-1] Linux kernel vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue May 6 02:51:50 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2202-1
May 06, 2014

linux vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.10


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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


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 12.10:
  linux-image-3.5.0-49-generic    3.5.0-49.74
  linux-image-3.5.0-49-highbank   3.5.0-49.74
  linux-image-3.5.0-49-omap       3.5.0-49.74
  linux-image-3.5.0-49-powerpc-smp  3.5.0-49.74
  linux-image-3.5.0-49-powerpc64-smp  3.5.0-49.74

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


Package Information:

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