[USN-1834-1] Linux kernel (Quantal HWE) vulnerabilities
john.johansen at canonical.com
Fri May 24 09:51:11 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1834-1
May 24, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
- linux-lts-quantal: Linux hardware enablement kernel from Quantal
A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the Broadcom tg3 ethernet
driver for the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause
a denial of service (crash the system) or potentially escalate privileges
on the system. (CVE-2013-1929)
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's ftrace subsystem interface. A
local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system
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.
ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. If
you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
perform this as well.
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