Ubuntu: 2314-1: Linux kernel vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2314-1
August 13, 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 under certain conditions.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

An flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's audit subsystem when auditing
certain syscalls. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain
potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or cause a
denial of service (OOPS).

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.13.0-33-generic   3.13.0-33.58
  linux-image-3.13.0-33-generic-lpae  3.13.0-33.58
  linux-image-3.13.0-33-lowlatency  3.13.0-33.58
  linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc-e500  3.13.0-33.58
  linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc-e500mc  3.13.0-33.58
  linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc-smp  3.13.0-33.58
  linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc64-emb  3.13.0-33.58
  linux-image-3.13.0-33-powerpc64-smp  3.13.0-33.58

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

ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. If
you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
perform this as well.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2314-1
  CVE-2014-3917

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.13.0-33.58