Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6495-1

Ubuntu Security Notice 6495-1 – Yu Hao discovered that the UBI driver in the Linux kernel did not properly check for MTD with zero erasesize during device attachment. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Manfred Rudigier discovered that the Intel PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate received frames that are larger than the set MTU size, leading to a buffer overflow vulnerability. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.Ubuntu Security Notice 6495-1 – Yu Hao discovered that the UBI driver in the Linux kernel did not properly check for MTD with zero erasesize during device attachment. A local privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. Manfred Rudigier discovered that the Intel PCI-Express Gigabit Ethernet driver in the Linux kernel did not properly validate received frames that are larger than the set MTU size, leading to a buffer overflow vulnerability. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.