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USN-1597-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability

05 October 2012

The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Releases

Packages

Details

A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel passed the replacement session
keyring to a child process. An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (panic).

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.

ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. If
you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
perform this as well.

References

Related notices

  • USN-1448-1: linux-image-3.2.0-24-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-24-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-24-omap, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-24-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-24-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-24-virtual
  • USN-1460-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.2.0-1413-omap4
  • USN-1459-1: linux-image-3.0.0-1210-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1452-1: linux-image-3.0.0-20-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-20-server, linux-image-3.0.0-20-generic-pae, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-20-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-20-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-20-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-20-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-20-generic
  • USN-1567-1: linux, linux-image-2.6.38-16-server, linux-image-2.6.38-16-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-16-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-16-versatile, linux-image-2.6.38-16-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.38-16-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-16-omap, linux-image-2.6.38-16-generic, linux-image-2.6.38-16-powerpc
  • USN-1455-1: linux-image-3.0.0-20-server, linux-image-3.0.0-20-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-20-virtual, linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-20-generic
  • USN-1574-1: linux-lts-backport-natty, linux-image-2.6.38-16-server, linux-image-2.6.38-16-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.38-16-virtual, linux-image-2.6.38-16-generic
  • USN-1606-1: linux-image-2.6.32-44-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-44-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-44-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-44-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-44-386, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-44-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-44-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-44-server, linux-image-2.6.32-44-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-44-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-44-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-44-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-44-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-44-sparc64-smp