USN-1740-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability

22 February 2013

The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.

Releases

Packages

Details

Suleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson discovered
a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An unprivileged
local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as an administrator.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-1739-1: linux-image-3.0.0-31-server, linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-31-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc, linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic, linux-image-3.0.0-31-omap, linux, linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-1738-1: linux-image-3.0.0-31-server, linux-lts-backport-oneiric, linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic-pae, linux-image-3.0.0-31-virtual, linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic
  • USN-1743-1: linux-image-3.5.0-25-generic, linux-lts-quantal
  • USN-1736-1: linux-image-2.6.32-45-lpia, linux-image-2.6.32-45-386, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc, linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic, linux-image-2.6.32-45-versatile, linux-image-2.6.32-45-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-2.6.32-45-generic-pae, linux-image-2.6.32-45-ia64, linux-image-2.6.32-45-virtual, linux-image-2.6.32-45-server, linux, linux-image-2.6.32-45-preempt, linux-image-2.6.32-45-sparc64
  • USN-1742-1: linux-image-3.2.0-1426-omap4, linux-ti-omap4
  • USN-1745-1: linux-ti-omap4, linux-image-3.5.0-220-omap4
  • USN-1741-1: linux-image-3.2.0-38-virtual, linux-image-3.2.0-38-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.2.0-38-highbank, linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic-pae, linux-image-3.2.0-38-omap, linux, linux-image-3.2.0-38-generic, linux-image-3.2.0-38-powerpc64-smp
  • USN-1737-1: linux-ec2, linux-image-2.6.32-350-ec2
  • USN-1744-1: linux-image-3.5.0-25-omap, linux-image-3.5.0-25-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-25-generic, linux-image-3.5.0-25-highbank, linux, linux-image-3.5.0-25-powerpc64-smp