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USN-1751-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability

27 February 2013

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

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Releases

Packages

Details

Mathias Krause discovered a bounds checking error for netlink messages
requesting SOCK_DIAG_BY_FAMILY. An unprivileged local user could exploit
this flaw to crash the system or run programs as an administrator.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-1749-1: linux-lts-quantal, linux-image-3.5.0-25-generic
  • USN-1750-1: linux-image-3.5.0-25-powerpc64-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-25-omap, linux, linux-image-3.5.0-25-powerpc-smp, linux-image-3.5.0-25-highbank, linux-image-3.5.0-25-generic