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.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2204-1
May 06, 2014

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

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.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2204-1
  CVE-2014-0196

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.13.0-24.47