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USN-1491-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerabilities

29 June 2012

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

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Stephan Mueller reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's dl2k network driver's
handling of ioctls. An unprivileged local user could leverage this flaw to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2313)

Timo Warns reported multiple flaws in the Linux kernel's hfsplus
filesystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit these flaws to gain
root system priviliges. (CVE-2012-2319)

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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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