Ubuntu 1598-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

    Date09 Oct 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-1598-1
    October 09, 2012
    
    linux vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
    
    Software Description:
    - linux: Linux kernel
    
    Details:
    
    An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device
    implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface (which is
    not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root user) could
    exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain administrative
    privileges.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-386       2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-generic   2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-hppa32    2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-hppa64    2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-itanium   2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-lpia      2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-lpiacompat  2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-mckinley  2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-openvz    2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-powerpc   2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-powerpc-smp  2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-powerpc64-smp  2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-rt        2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-server    2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-sparc64   2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-sparc64-smp  2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-virtual   2.6.24-32.105
      linux-image-2.6.24-32-xen       2.6.24-32.105
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1598-1
      CVE-2012-2136
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.24-32.105
    
    
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