[USN-2637-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Wed Jun 10 22:06:14 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2637-1
June 10, 2015

linux vulnerabilities

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

- Ubuntu 14.10


Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


Xiong Zhou discovered a bug in the way the EXT4 filesystem handles
fallocate zero range functionality when the page size is greater than the
block size. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2015-0275)

Wen Xu discovered a use-after-free flaw in the Linux kernel's ipv4 ping
support. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
(system crash) or gain administrative privileges on the system.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.10:
  linux-image-3.16.0-39-generic   3.16.0-39.53
  linux-image-3.16.0-39-generic-lpae  3.16.0-39.53
  linux-image-3.16.0-39-lowlatency  3.16.0-39.53
  linux-image-3.16.0-39-powerpc-e500mc  3.16.0-39.53
  linux-image-3.16.0-39-powerpc-smp  3.16.0-39.53
  linux-image-3.16.0-39-powerpc64-emb  3.16.0-39.53
  linux-image-3.16.0-39-powerpc64-smp  3.16.0-39.53

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-2015-0275, CVE-2015-3636

Package Information:

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