[USN-1684-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Thu Jan 10 13:11:25 UTC 2013


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1684-1
January 10, 2013

linux-ec2 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

The system could be made to leak sensitive system information.

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

Details:

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of script execution
when module loading is enabled. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to
cause a leak of kernel stack contents.

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      2.6.32-350.59

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1684-1
  CVE-2012-4530

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ec2/2.6.32-350.59

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