Risks
Advisories
Browse
or
or
Ubuntu Security Notice - linux vulnerability (USN-1739-1)
==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1739-1
February 22, 2013

linux vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Suleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson discovered
a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An unprivileged
local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as an administrator.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic    3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic-pae  3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-omap       3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc    3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc-smp  3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc64-smp  3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-server     3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-virtual    3.0.0-31.49

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1739-1
  CVE-2013-0871

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.0.0-31.49




Spotlight

Leveraging network intelligence and deep packet inspection

Posted on 26 November 2014.  |  Tomer Saban, CEO of WireX Systems, talks about how deep packet inspection helps with identifying emerging threats, the role of network intelligence, and more.


Weekly newsletter

Reading our newsletter every Monday will keep you up-to-date with security news.
  



Daily digest

Receive a daily digest of the latest security news.
  

DON'T
MISS

Thu, Nov 27th
    COPYRIGHT 1998-2014 BY HELP NET SECURITY.   // READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY // ABOUT US // ADVERTISE //