[USN-1749-1] Linux kernel (Quantal HWE) vulnerability
john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue Feb 26 09:19:31 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1749-1
February 26, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
- linux-lts-quantal: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Quantal
Brad Spengler discovered a bounds checking error for netlink messages
requesting SOCK_DIAG_BY_FAMILY. An unprivileged local user could exploit
this flaw to crash the system or run programs as an administrator.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Size: 899 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
More information about the ubuntu-security-announce