Ubuntu 12.10 Receives Update for Linux Kernel

The kernel has been updated to fix a regression introduced in a patch

By on February 1st, 2013 15:49 GMT

A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel, affecting the Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system, has been announced by Canonical.

USN-1699-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, but it also introduced a regression. Due to an unrelated regression, inotify/fanotify stopped working after upgrading. This update fixes the problem.

The security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the linux-image-3.5.0-23 (3.5.0-23.35).

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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