Linux Kernel n_tty_write Privilege Escalation Exploit Update

This module exploits a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel. The n_tty_write function in drivers/tty/n_tty.c in the Linux kernel through 3.14.3 does not properly manage tty driver access in the "LECHO & !OPOST" case, which allows local attackers to escalate privileges triggering a race condition involving read and write operations with long strings. This update adds support for Ubuntu 14.04.
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Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 00:00