Ubuntu 1409-1: Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerabilities

    Date27 Mar 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1409-1
    March 27, 2012
    
    linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities
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    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:
    
    Somnath Kotur discovered an error in the Linux kernel's VLAN (virtual lan)
    and be2net drivers. An attacker on the local network could exploit this
    flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3347)
    
    Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device
    assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local user
    could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of service.
    (CVE-2011-4347)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      linux-image-3.0.0-17-generic    3.0.0-17.30~lucid1
      linux-image-3.0.0-17-generic-pae  3.0.0-17.30~lucid1
      linux-image-3.0.0-17-server     3.0.0-17.30~lucid1
      linux-image-3.0.0-17-virtual    3.0.0-17.30~lucid1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1409-1
      CVE-2011-3347, CVE-2011-4347
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-backport-oneiric/3.0.0-17.30~lucid1
    
    
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