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USN-1409-1: Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerabilities

27 March 2012

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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Details

Somnath Kotur discovered an error in the Linux kernel's VLAN (virtual lan)
and be2net drivers. An attacker on the local network could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3347)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References

Related notices

  • USN-1412-1: linux, linux-image-3.0.0-17-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-17-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-17-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-17-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-17-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-17-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-17-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-17-server
  • USN-1404-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.0.0-1208-omap4