Ubuntu 1846-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

    Date30 May 2013
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it received specially crafted network traffic.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1846-1
    May 30, 2013
    linux vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if
    it received specially crafted network traffic.
    Software Description:
    - linux: Linux kernel
    Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's iSCSI subsystem. A remote
    unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
    service (system crash) or potentially gain administrative privileges.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic    3.5.0-32.53
      linux-image-3.5.0-32-highbank   3.5.0-32.53
      linux-image-3.5.0-32-omap       3.5.0-32.53
      linux-image-3.5.0-32-powerpc-smp  3.5.0-32.53
      linux-image-3.5.0-32-powerpc64-smp  3.5.0-32.53
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
    been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
    reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. If
    you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
    well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
    manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
    linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
    perform this as well.
    Package Information:
    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).
    [{"id":"87","title":"Excellent, don't change a thing!","votes":"22","type":"x","order":"1","pct":55,"resources":[]},{"id":"88","title":"Should be more technical","votes":"5","type":"x","order":"2","pct":12.5,"resources":[]},{"id":"89","title":"Should include more HOWTOs","votes":"13","type":"x","order":"3","pct":32.5,"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

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