Ubuntu: 2266-1: Linux kernel vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2266-1
July 05, 2014

linux vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel


Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on
x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (System Crash) or potential gain administrative privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-386       2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-generic   2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-generic-pae  2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-ia64      2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-lpia      2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc   2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc-smp  2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc64-smp  2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-preempt   2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-server    2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-sparc64   2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-sparc64-smp  2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-versatile  2.6.32-62.126
  linux-image-2.6.32-62-virtual   2.6.32-62.126

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


Package Information: