========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1652-1 November 30, 2012 linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: Several security issues were fixed in the kernel. Software Description: - linux-lts-backport-oneiric: Linux kernel backport from Oneiric Details: Brad Spengler discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's uname system call. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to read kernel stack memory. (CVE-2012-0957) Rodrigo Freire discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's TCP illinois congestion control algorithm. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-4565) Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: linux-image-3.0.0-28-generic 3.0.0-28.45~lucid1 linux-image-3.0.0-28-generic-pae 3.0.0-28.45~lucid1 linux-image-3.0.0-28-server 3.0.0-28.45~lucid1 linux-image-3.0.0-28-virtual 3.0.0-28.45~lucid1 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. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1652-1 CVE-2012-0957, CVE-2012-4565 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-backport-oneiric/3.0.0-28.45~lucid1
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