[USN-2267-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Sat Jul 5 18:04:45 UTC 2014

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2267-1
July 05, 2014

linux-ec2 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


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

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


Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on
x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (System Crash) or potential gain administrative privileges.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  linux-image-2.6.32-366-ec2      2.6.32-366.81

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


Package Information:

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