USN-1409-1: Linux kernel (Oneiric backport) vulnerabilities

27 March 2012

linux-lts-backport-oneiric 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-lts-backport-oneiric - Linux kernel backport from Oneiric

Details

Somnath Kotur discovered an error in the Linux kernel’s VLAN (virtual lan) and be2net drivers. An attacker on the local network could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3347)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
linux-image-3.0.0-17-generic - 3.0.0-17.30~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-17-generic-pae - 3.0.0-17.30~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-17-server - 3.0.0-17.30~lucid1
linux-image-3.0.0-17-virtual - 3.0.0-17.30~lucid1

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

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