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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1493-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1493-1
Posted Jun 29, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1493-1 - Stephan Mueller reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's dl2k network driver's handling of ioctls. An unprivileged local user could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service. Timo Warns reported multiple flaws in the Linux kernel's hfsplus filesystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit these flaws to gain root system privileges.

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel, local, root
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-2313, CVE-2012-2319, CVE-2012-2313, CVE-2012-2319
MD5 | bf6449c596cf1ab53e772b60c78e04b1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1493-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1493-1
June 29, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Stephan Mueller reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's dl2k network driver's
handling of ioctls. An unprivileged local user could leverage this flaw to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2313)

Timo Warns reported multiple flaws in the Linux kernel's hfsplus
filesystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit these flaws to gain
root system priviliges. (CVE-2012-2319)

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 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-generic 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-hppa32 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-hppa64 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-itanium 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-lpia 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-lpiacompat 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-mckinley 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-openvz 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc-smp 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-powerpc64-smp 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-rt 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-server 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-sparc64 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-sparc64-smp 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-virtual 2.6.24-31.102
linux-image-2.6.24-31-xen 2.6.24-31.102

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1493-1
CVE-2012-2313, CVE-2012-2319

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.24-31.102

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