Ubuntu 1557-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

    Date06 Sep 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
    35
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1557-1
    September 07, 2012
    
    linux vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    
    Summary:
    
    The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.
    
    Software Description:
    - linux: Linux kernel
    
    Details:
    
    Some errors where discovered in the Linux kernel's UDF file system, which
    is used to mount some CD-ROMs and DVDs. An unprivileged local user could
    use these flaws to crash the system.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic   2.6.38-15.66
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-generic-pae  2.6.38-15.66
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-omap      2.6.38-15.66
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc   2.6.38-15.66
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc-smp  2.6.38-15.66
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-powerpc64-smp  2.6.38-15.66
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-server    2.6.38-15.66
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-versatile  2.6.38-15.66
      linux-image-2.6.38-15-virtual   2.6.38-15.66
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1557-1
      CVE-2012-3400
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.38-15.66
    
    
    You are not authorised to post comments.

    Comments powered by CComment

    LinuxSecurity Poll

    What do you think of the articles on LinuxSecurity?

    No answer selected. Please try again.
    Please select either existing option or enter your own, however not both.
    Please select minimum 0 answer(s) and maximum 3 answer(s).
    /main-polls/24-what-do-you-think-of-the-quality-of-the-articles-on-linuxsecurity?task=poll.vote&format=json
    24
    radio
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"25","type":"x","order":"1","pct":54.35,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"2","pct":10.87,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"16","type":"x","order":"3","pct":34.78,"resources":[]}]["#ff5b00","#4ac0f2","#b80028","#eef66c","#60bb22","#b96a9a","#62c2cc"]["rgba(255,91,0,0.7)","rgba(74,192,242,0.7)","rgba(184,0,40,0.7)","rgba(238,246,108,0.7)","rgba(96,187,34,0.7)","rgba(185,106,154,0.7)","rgba(98,194,204,0.7)"]350
    bottom200

    We use cookies to provide and improve our services. By using our site, you consent to our Cookie Policy.