[USN-2204-1] Linux kernel vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue May 6 02:54:31 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2204-1
May 06, 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


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 14.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic   3.13.0-24.47
  linux-image-3.13.0-24-generic-lpae  3.13.0-24.47
  linux-image-3.13.0-24-lowlatency  3.13.0-24.47
  linux-image-3.13.0-24-powerpc-e500  3.13.0-24.47
  linux-image-3.13.0-24-powerpc-e500mc  3.13.0-24.47
  linux-image-3.13.0-24-powerpc-smp  3.13.0-24.47
  linux-image-3.13.0-24-powerpc64-emb  3.13.0-24.47
  linux-image-3.13.0-24-powerpc64-smp  3.13.0-24.47

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


Package Information:

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