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Ubuntu alert USN-1469-1 (linux-ec2)

From:  John Johansen <>
Subject:  [USN-1469-1] Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability
Date:  Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:03:28 -0700
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1469-1 June 12, 2012 linux-ec2 vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Summary: The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator. Software Description: - linux-ec2: Linux kernel for EC2 Details: Schacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's memory handling when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain higher privileges. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS: linux-image-2.6.32-345-ec2 2.6.32-345.49 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2012-2133 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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