USN-1728-1: Linux kernel (EC2) vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1728-1

18th February, 2013

linux-ec2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software description

  • linux-ec2 - Linux kernel for EC2

Details

Andrew Cooper of Citrix reported a Xen stack corruption in the Linux
kernel. An unprivileged user in a 32bit PVOPS guest can cause the guest
kernel to crash, or operate erroneously.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
linux-image-2.6.32-350-ec2 2.6.32-350.60

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-2013-0190