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USN-2202-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

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USN-2202-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
05/05/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/06/2014
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

The n_tty_write function in drivers/tty/n_tty.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.3 does not properly manage tty driver access in the "LECHO & !OPOST" case, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory corruption and system crash) or gain privileges by triggering a race condition involving read and write operations with long strings.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-5-0-49-generic
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-5-0-49-highbank
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-5-0-49-omap
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-5-0-49-powerpc-smp
  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-5-0-49-powerpc64-smp

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