Linux kernel (Quantal HWE) vulnerabilities

2014-04-26T00:00:00
ID USN-2175-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2014-04-26T00:00:00

Description

A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host OS. (CVE-2014-0049)

Al Viro discovered an error in how CIFS in the Linux kernel handles uncached write operations. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash), obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, or possibly gain privileges. (CVE-2014-0069)

Jouni Malinen reported a flaw in the handling of fragmentation in the mac8Linux subsystem of the kernel. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain potential sensitive cleartext information by reading packets. (CVE-2014-8709)