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Ubuntu update for kernel


Secunia ID

SA51850

CVE-ID

CVE-2012-4461, CVE-2012-4530, CVE-2012-5532

Release Date

18 Jan 2013

Last Change

04 Feb 2013

Criticality

Not Critical

Solution Status

Vendor Patch

Where

Local system

Impact
DoS (Denial of Service)

This includes vulnerabilities ranging from excessive resource consumption (e.g. causing a system to use a lot of memory) to crashing an application or an entire system.

Description

Ubuntu has issued an update for kernel. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

For more information:
SA51160

Solution

Apply updated packages.

-- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS --
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/3.2.0-37.58

Original Advisory

USN-1696-1:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1696-1/

USN-1696-2:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1696-2/