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USN-2153-1: initramfs-tools vulnerability

24 March 2014

initramfs-tools used incorrect mount options.




Kees Cook discovered that initramfs-tools incorrectly mounted /run without
the noexec option, contrary to expected behaviour.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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