[USN-2530-1] Linux kernel vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Thu Mar 12 06:49:20 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2530-1
March 12, 2015

linux vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.10


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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


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 14.10:
  linux-image-3.16.0-31-generic   3.16.0-31.43
  linux-image-3.16.0-31-generic-lpae  3.16.0-31.43
  linux-image-3.16.0-31-lowlatency  3.16.0-31.43
  linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc-e500mc  3.16.0-31.43
  linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc-smp  3.16.0-31.43
  linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc64-emb  3.16.0-31.43
  linux-image-3.16.0-31-powerpc64-smp  3.16.0-31.43

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


Package Information:

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