Ubuntu: 2270-1: Linux kernel (Raring HWE) 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-2270-1
July 05, 2014

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- linux-lts-raring: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Raring

Details:

Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on
x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (System Crash) or potential 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-3.8.0-42-generic    3.8.0-42.63~precise1

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2270-1
  CVE-2014-4699

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-raring/3.8.0-42.63~precise1