USN-2153-1: initramfs-tools vulnerability
24 March 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
initramfs-tools used incorrect mount options.
- initramfs-tools - tools for generating an initramfs
Kees Cook discovered that initramfs-tools incorrectly mounted /run without the noexec option, contrary to expected behaviour.
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.