========================================================================== 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
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