Ubuntu 1738-1: Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerability

    Date 21 Feb 2013
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    The system could be made to run programs as an administrator.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1738-1
    February 22, 2013
    
    linux-lts-backport-oneiric 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-lts-backport-oneiric: Linux kernel backport from Oneiric
    
    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-3.0.0-31-generic    3.0.0-31.49~lucid1
      linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic-pae  3.0.0-31.49~lucid1
      linux-image-3.0.0-31-server     3.0.0-31.49~lucid1
      linux-image-3.0.0-31-virtual    3.0.0-31.49~lucid1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1738-1
      CVE-2013-0871
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-lts-backport-oneiric/3.0.0-31.49~lucid1
    
    

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