New Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect Ubuntu 12.10 and 12.04 LTS

All users are urged to upgrade to the new kernel versions as soon as possible!

New vulnerabilities were found in the Linux 3.2 and 3.5 kernels, which power the Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating systems, and Canonical just issued patches for them.

The following four Linux kernel vulnerabilities affect Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (Precise Pangolin) and Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal): CVE-2013-0190, CVE-2013-0216, CVE-2013-0217, CVE-2013-0228, CVE-2013-0231, CVE-2013-0268, CVE-2013-0311, CVE-2013-0313, CVE-2013-0349 and CVE-2013-1774.

As usual, you can click on each one to see how it affects your system, or go here and here for in-depth descriptions, as it affects other Linux operating systems as well.

The security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the linux-image-3.2.0-39 (3.2.0-39.62) package(s) for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, and the linux-image-3.5.0-26 (3.5.0-26.42) package(s) for Ubuntu 12.10.

For detailed instructions on how to upgrade your system, see the following link: Don't forget to reboot your computer after the upgrade!

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