USN-1392-1: Linux kernel (FSL-IMX51) vulnerability

7 March 2012

linux-fsl-imx51 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-fsl-imx51 - Linux kernel for IMX51


Ben Hutchings reported a flaw in the kernel’s handling of corrupt LDM partitions. A local user could exploit this to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
linux-image-2.6.31-612-imx51 - 2.6.31-612.33

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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