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    Ubuntu 1737-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability

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    The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1737-1
    February 22, 2013
    
    linux-ec2 vulnerability
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    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:
      https://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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