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New Kernel Vulnerability Affects Ubuntu 13.10

Feb 02, 2014, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marius Nestor)

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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