[USN-2597-2] Linux kernel (Trusty HWE) regression

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Sat May 9 00:46:37 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2597-2
May 08, 2015

linux-lts-trusty regression

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


USN-2597-1 Introduced a regression in the Linux kernel.

Software Description:
- linux-lts-trusty: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty


USN-2597-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, however an unrelated
regression in the auditing of some path names was introduced. Due to the
regression the system could crash under certain conditions.

This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

 A race condition between chown() and execve() was discovered in the Linux
 kernel. A local attacker could exploit this race by using chown on a
 setuid-user-binary to gain administrative privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic   3.13.0-52.86~precise1
  linux-image-3.13.0-52-generic-lpae  3.13.0-52.86~precise1

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


Package Information:

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