[USN-1815-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities
john.johansen at canonical.com
Thu May 2 22:18:14 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1815-1
May 02, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.04
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
- linux: Linux kernel
Andy Lutomirski discover an error in the Linux kernel's credential handling
on unix sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1979)
Andy Lutomirski discovered a privilege escalation in the Linux kernel's
user namespaces. A local user could exploit the flaw to gain administrative
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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