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USN-2270-1: Linux kernel (Raring HWE) vulnerability

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USN-2270-1: Linux kernel (Raring HWE) vulnerability

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

Description

The Linux kernel before 3.15.4 on Intel processors does not properly restrict use of a non-canonical value for the saved RIP address in the case of a system call that does not use IRET, which allows local users to leverage a race condition and gain privileges, or cause a denial of service (double fault), via a crafted application that makes ptrace and fork system calls.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-linux-image-3-8-0-42-generic

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