13 March 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- linux-lts-trusty – Linux hardware enablement kernel from Trusty for Precise ESM
USN-3908-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu
Jann Horn discovered a race condition in the fork() system call in the
Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to gain access to services
that cache authorizations.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
- linux-image-3.13.0-166-generic – 3.13.0-166.216~precise1
- linux-image-3.13.0-166-generic-lpae – 3.13.0-166.216~precise1
- linux-image-3.13.0-166-lowlatency – 3.13.0-166.216~precise1
- linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty – 126.96.36.199.156
- linux-image-generic-lts-trusty – 188.8.131.52.156
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.