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Ubuntu: New Linux kernel packages fix security vulnerabilities

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. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1454-1
May 25, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

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.

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1454-1
 CVE-2011-4086

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.24-31.101
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