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Ubuntu alert USN-1336-1 (linux)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers@canonical.com>
To:  ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com
Subject:  [USN-1336-1] Linux kernel vulnerability
Date:  Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:22:22 -0500
Message-ID:  <1327332142.4532.517.camel@mdlinux>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1336-1 January 23, 2012 linux vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 11.10 Summary: The system could be made to run programs as an administrator. Software Description: - linux: Linux kernel Details: Jüri Aedla discovered that the kernel incorrectly handled /proc/<pid>/mem permissions. A local attacker could exploit this and gain root privileges. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 11.10: linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic 3.0.0-15.26 linux-image-3.0.0-15-generic-pae 3.0.0-15.26 linux-image-3.0.0-15-omap 3.0.0-15.26 linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc 3.0.0-15.26 linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc-smp 3.0.0-15.26 linux-image-3.0.0-15-powerpc64-smp 3.0.0-15.26 linux-image-3.0.0-15-server 3.0.0-15.26 linux-image-3.0.0-15-virtual 3.0.0-15.26 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1336-1 CVE-2012-0056 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.0.0-15.26 -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security...


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