[USN-2525-1] Linux kernel vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Thu Mar 12 06:46:30 UTC 2015


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2525-1
March 12, 2015

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

It was discovered that the Linux kernel's Infiniband subsystem did not
properly sanitize its input parameters while registering memory regions
from userspace. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or to potentially gain administrative privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-386       2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-generic   2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-generic-pae  2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-ia64      2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-lpia      2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-powerpc   2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-powerpc-smp  2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-powerpc64-smp  2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-preempt   2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-server    2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-sparc64   2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-sparc64-smp  2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-versatile  2.6.32-73.141
  linux-image-2.6.32-73-virtual   2.6.32-73.141

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2525-1
  CVE-2014-8159

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.32-73.141


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