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=========================================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3150-1
December 05, 2016

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Philip Pettersson discovered a race condition in the af_packet
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged attacker could use
this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or run arbitrary code with
administrative privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  linux-image-3.2.0-118-generic   3.2.0-118.161
  linux-image-3.2.0-118-generic-pae  3.2.0-118.161
  linux-image-3.2.0-118-highbank  3.2.0-118.161
  linux-image-3.2.0-118-omap      3.2.0-118.161
  linux-image-3.2.0-118-powerpc-smp  3.2.0-118.161
  linux-image-3.2.0-118-powerpc64-smp  3.2.0-118.161
  linux-image-3.2.0-118-virtual   3.2.0-118.161
  linux-image-generic             3.2.0.118.133
  linux-image-generic-pae         3.2.0.118.133
  linux-image-highbank            3.2.0.118.133
  linux-image-omap                3.2.0.118.133
  linux-image-powerpc-smp         3.2.0.118.133
  linux-image-powerpc64-smp       3.2.0.118.133
  linux-image-virtual             3.2.0.118.133

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.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-3150-1
  CVE-2016-8655

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.2.0-118.161

Ubuntu 3150-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

December 6, 2016
The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

Summary

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: linux-image-3.2.0-118-generic 3.2.0-118.161 linux-image-3.2.0-118-generic-pae 3.2.0-118.161 linux-image-3.2.0-118-highbank 3.2.0-118.161 linux-image-3.2.0-118-omap 3.2.0-118.161 linux-image-3.2.0-118-powerpc-smp 3.2.0-118.161 linux-image-3.2.0-118-powerpc64-smp 3.2.0-118.161 linux-image-3.2.0-118-virtual 3.2.0-118.161 linux-image-generic 3.2.0.118.133 linux-image-generic-pae 3.2.0.118.133 linux-image-highbank 3.2.0.118.133 linux-image-omap 3.2.0.118.133 linux-image-powerpc-smp 3.2.0.118.133 linux-image-powerpc64-smp 3.2.0.118.133 linux-image-virtual 3.2.0.118.133 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. Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform this as well.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-3150-1

CVE-2016-8655

Severity
December 05, 2016

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.2.0-118.161

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