USN-1684-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability

10 January 2013

The system could be made to leak sensitive system information.

Releases

Packages

Details

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of script execution
when module loading is enabled. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to
cause a leak of kernel stack contents.

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-1683-1: linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-45-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-386, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-45-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-45-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-45-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64, linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-45-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-server
  • USN-1696-1: linux-image-3.2.0-36-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-36-powerpc64-smp, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-36-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-36-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-36-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-36-omap, linux-image-3.2.0-36-highbank
  • USN-1699-1: linux-image-3.5.0-22-powerpc-smp, linux, linux-image-3.5.0-22-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-22-highbank, linux-image-3.5.0-22-omap, linux-image-3.5.0-22-generic
  • USN-1704-1: linux-image-3.5.0-22-generic, linux-lts-quantal
  • USN-1689-1: linux-image-3.0.0-30-powerpc, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-30-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-30-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-30-omap, linux-image-3.0.0-30-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-30-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-30-server, linux-image-3.0.0-30-generic-pae
  • USN-1688-1: linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-30-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-30-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-30-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-30-server
  • USN-1698-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1424-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1700-1: linux-image-3.5.0-217-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1691-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.0.0-1220-omap4