New Kernel Vulnerability Affects Ubuntu 13.10

Posted by hanuca on Jan 31, 2014 10:49 AM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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On January 30, Canonical has announced in a security notice that a new Linux kernel update is available for its Ubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander) operating system, fixing a security issue found recently in the Linux kernel packages.

It was discovered that pageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmsg syscall when it was called from code using the x32 ABI, which could allow an unprivileged local user to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) attack or gain root privileges.

More information about this Linux kernel security issue can be found in the CVE-2014-0038 reference and it affects other Linux operating systems as well.

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