Ubuntu: 1454-1: Linux kernel vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu The system could be made to crash or become unresponsive under certainconditions.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1454-1
May 25, 2012

linux vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


The system could be made to crash or become unresponsive under certain

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


A flaw was found in the Linux's kernels ext4 file system when mounted with
a journal. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-386       2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-generic   2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-hppa32    2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-hppa64    2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-itanium   2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-lpia      2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-lpiacompat  2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-mckinley  2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-openvz    2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc   2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc-smp  2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc64-smp  2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-rt        2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-server    2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-sparc64   2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-sparc64-smp  2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-virtual   2.6.24-31.101
  linux-image-2.6.24-31-xen       2.6.24-31.101

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


Package Information: