========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1751-1 February 27, 2013 linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.10 Summary: The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator. Software Description: - linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4 Details: Mathias Krause discovered a bounds checking error for netlink messages requesting SOCK_DIAG_BY_FAMILY. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system or run programs as an administrator. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.10: linux-image-3.5.0-220-omap4 3.5.0-220.29 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1751-1 CVE-2013-1763 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ti-omap4/3.5.0-220.29
By subscribing to our early morning news update, you will receive a daily digest of the latest security news published on Help Net Security.
With over 500 issues so far, reading our newsletter every Monday morning will keep you up-to-date with security risks out there.