========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1737-1 February 22, 2013 linux-ec2 vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: The system could be made to run programs as an administrator. Software Description: - linux-ec2: Linux kernel for EC2 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 10.04 LTS: linux-image-2.6.32-350-ec2 2.6.32-350.61 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1737-1 CVE-2013-0871 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ec2/2.6.32-350.61
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