USN-1684-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability
10 January 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
The system could be made to leak sensitive system information.
- linux-ec2 - Linux kernel for EC2
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel’s handling of script execution when module loading is enabled. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a leak of kernel stack contents.
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.