[USN-1740-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Fri Feb 22 04:53:06 UTC 2013


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1740-1
February 22, 2013

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details:

Suleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson discovered
a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An unprivileged
local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as an administrator.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  linux-image-3.0.0-1221-omap4    3.0.0-1221.35

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1740-1
  CVE-2013-0871

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ti-omap4/3.0.0-1221.35

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