[Trisquel-security] [USN-1739-1] Linux kernel vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Fri Feb 22 05:33:06 CET 2013

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1739-1
February 22, 2013

linux vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 11.10


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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


Suleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson discovered
a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An unprivileged
local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as an administrator.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic    3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-generic-pae  3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-omap       3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc    3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc-smp  3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-powerpc64-smp  3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-server     3.0.0-31.49
  linux-image-3.0.0-31-virtual    3.0.0-31.49

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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