[USN-1415-1] Linux kernel (Marvell DOVE) vulnerability
john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue Apr 3 12:03:58 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1415-1
April 03, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.10
The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.
- linux-mvl-dove: Linux kernel for DOVE
Louis Rilling discovered a flaw in Linux kernel's clone command when
CLONE_IO is specified. An unprivileged local user could exploit this to
cause a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
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.
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