Ubuntu update for kernel

by Carol~ Moderator - 10/12/12 7:27 AM

In Reply to: VULNERABILITIES / FIXES - October 12, 2012 by Carol~ Moderator

Release Date : 2012-10-12

Criticality level : Less critical
Impact: Privilege escalation
DoS
Where : Local system
Solution Status : Vendor Patch

Operating System : Ubuntu Linux 11.10

Description:
Ubuntu has issued an update for the kernel. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service) and potentially gain escalated privileges.

Solution:
Apply updated packages.

Original Advisory:
USN-1609-1:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1609-1/

http://secunia.com/advisories/50952/