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USN-1453-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerabilities

25 May 2012

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted with
a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-4086)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual
cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the
system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1601)

Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base
capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For
application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address
space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges
easier. (CVE-2012-2123)

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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.

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  • USN-1433-1: linux-image-3.0.0-19-server, linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-19-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-19-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-19-generic
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