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Ubuntu alert USN-2095-1 (linux-lts-saucy)

From:  John Johansen <>
Subject:  [USN-2095-1] Linux kernel (Saucy HWE) vulnerability
Date:  Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:30:10 -0800
Message-ID:  <>

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2095-1 January 31, 2014 linux-lts-saucy vulnerability ========================================================================== 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-saucy: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Saucy Details: Pageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmsg syscall when called from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrator privileges. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic 3.11.0-15.25~precise1 linux-image-3.11.0-15-generic-lpae 3.11.0-15.25~precise1 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2014-0038 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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