Articles / Ubuntu: Security update for…

Ubuntu: Security update for the Linux kernel

Chen Haogang discovered an integer overflow that could result in memory corruption. A local unprivileged user could use this to crash the system. A flaw was found in the Linux kernel’s Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) protocol implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service.

Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

==========================================================================
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1555-1
September 05, 2012

linux vulnerabilities
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description:
- linux: Linux kernel

Details:

Chen Haogang discovered an integer overflow that could result in memory
corruption. A local unprivileged user could use this to crash the system.
(CVE-2012-0044)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS)
protocol implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this flaw to
cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2372)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-386       2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-generic   2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-generic-pae  2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-ia64      2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-lpia      2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-powerpc   2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-powerpc-smp  2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-powerpc64-smp  2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-preempt   2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-server    2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-sparc64   2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-sparc64-smp  2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-versatile  2.6.32-42.96
 linux-image-2.6.32-42-virtual   2.6.32-42.96

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

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1555-1
 CVE-2012-0044, CVE-2012-2372

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/2.6.32-42.96
Screenshot

Project Spotlight

Kigo Video Converter Ultimate for Mac

A tool for converting and editing videos.

Screenshot

Project Spotlight

Kid3

An efficient tagger for MP3, Ogg/Vorbis, and FLAC files.