Ubuntu 14.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2637-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84124
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionXiong Zhou discovered a bug in the way the EXT4 filesystem handles fallocate zero range functionality when the page size is greater than the block size. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-0275)
Wen Xu discovered a use-after-free flaw in the Linux kernel's ipv4 ping support. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrative privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-3636).
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.16-generic, linux-image-3.16-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.16-lowlatency packages.