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USN-1825-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

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USN-1825-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/14/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/08/2014
Modified
09/16/2022

Description

The perf_swevent_init function in kernel/events/core.c in the Linux kernel before 3.8.9 uses an incorrect integer data type, which allows local users to gain privileges via a crafted perf_event_open system call.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-43-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-43-generic-pae
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-43-highbank
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-43-omap
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-43-powerpc-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-43-powerpc64-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-2-0-43-virtual

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