[USN-1737-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability
john.johansen at canonical.com
Fri Feb 22 03:47:22 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1737-1
February 22, 2013
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.
- 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.
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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