[USN-1737-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Fri Feb 22 03:47:22 UTC 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1737-1
February 22, 2013

linux-ec2 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- linux-ec2: Linux kernel for EC2


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 10.04 LTS:
  linux-image-2.6.32-350-ec2      2.6.32-350.61

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


Package Information:

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