USN-2266-1: Linux kernel vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2266-1

5th July, 2014

linux 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 - Linux kernel


Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on
x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (System Crash) or potential gain administrative privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc-smp 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-versatile 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-server 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc64-smp 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-lpia 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-386 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-generic-pae 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-sparc64-smp 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-preempt 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-sparc64 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-virtual 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-ia64 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-generic 2.6.32-62.126
linux-image-2.6.32-62-powerpc 2.6.32-62.126

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.