Advisories ยป MGASA-2014-0039

Updated kernel package fixes a critical security issue

Publication date: 08 Feb 2014
Type: security
Affected Mageia releases : 4
CVE: CVE-2014-0038


This kernel update provides an update to 3.12.9 and fixes the following
critical security issue:

Pageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmmsg syscall when called
from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrator
privileges (CVE-2014-0038)

It also fixes an issue where some laptops are forced to use
vesa driver & No ACPI (mga#6077)

For other changes, see the referenced changelog.