USN-1469-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability
12 June 2012
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.
- linux-ec2 - Linux kernel for EC2
Schacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel’s memory handling when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain higher privileges.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.