Linux Kernel EC2 Vulnerability Fixed in Ubuntu 10.04

A system update is required to plug the vulnerability

  Ubuntu 10.04 LTS desktop
A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel affecting the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Linx) operating system, was announced by Canonical.

A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel affecting the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Linx) operating system, was announced by Canonical.

This is the kernel vulnerability found in the Linux kernel packages: CVE-2012-2745. The system could be made to crash under certain conditions. A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel passed the replacement session keyring to a child process. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (panic).

The security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the linux-image-2.6.32-349-ec2.

Don't forget to reboot your computer after the upgrade!

ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change, the kernel packages have a new version number, which will force you to reinstall and recompile all third-party kernel modules you might have installed. Moreover, if you use the linux-restricted-modules package, you have to update it as well to get modules that work with the new Linux kernel version.

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