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Ubuntu alert USN-1362-1 (linux)

From:  John Johansen <>
Subject:  [USN-1362-1] Linux kernel vulnerabilities
Date:  Mon, 13 Feb 2012 11:16:22 -0800
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1362-1 February 13, 2012 linux vulnerabilities ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 11.04 Summary: Several security issues were fixed in the kernel. Software Description: - linux: Linux kernel Details: Han-Wen Nienhuys reported a flaw in the FUSE kernel module. A local user who can mount a FUSE file system could cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3353) A flaw was found in KVM's Programmable Interval Timer (PIT). When a virtual interrupt control is not available a local user could use this to cause a denial of service by starting a timer. (CVE-2011-4622) A flaw was discovered in the XFS filesystem. If a local user mounts a specially crafted XFS image it could potential execute arbitrary code on the system. (CVE-2012-0038) Chen Haogang discovered an integer overflow that could result in memory corruption. A local unprivileged user could use this to crash the system. (CVE-2012-0044) Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 11.04: linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic 2.6.38-13.55 linux-image-2.6.38-13-generic-pae 2.6.38-13.55 linux-image-2.6.38-13-omap 2.6.38-13.55 linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc 2.6.38-13.55 linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc-smp 2.6.38-13.55 linux-image-2.6.38-13-powerpc64-smp 2.6.38-13.55 linux-image-2.6.38-13-server 2.6.38-13.55 linux-image-2.6.38-13-versatile 2.6.38-13.55 linux-image-2.6.38-13-virtual 2.6.38-13.55 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2011-3353, CVE-2011-4622, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0044 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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