USN-1392-1: Linux kernel (FSL-IMX51) vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1392-1

7th March, 2012

linux-fsl-imx51 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

The system could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator.

Software description

  • linux-fsl-imx51 - Linux kernel for IMX51

Details

Ben Hutchings reported a flaw in the kernel's handling of corrupt LDM
partitions. A local user could exploit this to cause a denial of service or
escalate privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.31-612-imx51 2.6.31-612.33

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References

CVE-2011-2182