=========================================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1815-1
May 02, 2013

linux vulnerabilities
=========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 13.04

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Andy Lutomirski discover an error in the Linux kernel's credential handling
on unix sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1979)

Andy Lutomirski discovered a privilege escalation in the Linux kernel's
user namespaces. A local user could exploit the flaw to gain administrative
privileges. (CVE-2013-1959)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 13.04:
  linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic    3.8.0-19.30

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-1815-1
  CVE-2013-1959, CVE-2013-1979

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.8.0-19.30

Ubuntu 1815-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

May 2, 2013
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Summary

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 13.04: linux-image-3.8.0-19-generic 3.8.0-19.30 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-1815-1

CVE-2013-1959, CVE-2013-1979

Severity
May 02, 2013

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.8.0-19.30

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