[USN-1391-1] Linux kernel (Marvell DOVE) vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Wed Mar 7 16:16:19 UTC 2012

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1391-1
March 07, 2012

linux-mvl-dove vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 10.10


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

Software Description:
- linux-mvl-dove: Linux kernel for DOVE


A flaw was discovered in the XFS filesystem. If a local user mounts a
specially crafted XFS image it could potential execute arbitrary code on
the system.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.10:
  linux-image-2.6.32-423-dove     2.6.32-423.42

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.


Package Information:

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