[USN-1469-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability
john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue Jun 12 21:03:28 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1469-1
June 12, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
- linux-ec2: Linux kernel for EC2
Schacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's memory handling
when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain higher privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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