USN-3250-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3250-1

29th March, 2017

linux vulnerability

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

It was discovered that the xfrm framework for transforming packets in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate data received from user space. A
local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash)
or execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
linux-image-powerpc-smp

3.13.0.115.125
linux-image-powerpc-e500mc

3.13.0.115.125
linux-image-3.13.0-115-powerpc64-smp

3.13.0-115.162
linux-image-3.13.0-115-lowlatency

3.13.0-115.162
linux-image-3.13.0-115-generic

3.13.0-115.162
linux-image-generic

3.13.0.115.125
linux-image-3.13.0-115-generic-lpae

3.13.0-115.162
linux-image-3.13.0-115-powerpc-e500mc

3.13.0-115.162
linux-image-3.13.0-115-powerpc-e500

3.13.0-115.162
linux-image-powerpc-e500

3.13.0.115.125
linux-image-powerpc64-smp

3.13.0.115.125
linux-image-generic-lpae

3.13.0.115.125
linux-image-3.13.0-115-powerpc-smp

3.13.0-115.162
linux-image-lowlatency

3.13.0.115.125

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.

References

CVE-2017-7184


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3250-1: Linux kernel vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3250-1: Linux kernel vulnerability.

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