Ubuntu: 2204-1: Linux kernel vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
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: