USN-2173-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

26 April 2014

linux vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

  • linux - Linux kernel


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel’s handling of the SCTP handshake. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-0101)

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel’s DCCP protocol support. A remote attacked could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-2523)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
linux-image-2.6.32-58-386 - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-generic - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-generic-pae - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-ia64 - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-lpia - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-powerpc - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-powerpc-smp - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-powerpc64-smp - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-preempt - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-server - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-sparc64 - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-sparc64-smp - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-versatile - 2.6.32-58.120
linux-image-2.6.32-58-virtual - 2.6.32-58.120

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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. If you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic, linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform this as well.