Linux Kernel EC2 Vulnerability Fixed in Ubuntu 10.04

A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel affecting the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Linx) operating system, was announced by Canonical.

This is the kernel vulnerability found in the Linux kernel packages: CVE-2012-2745. The system could be made to crash under certain conditions. A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel passed the replacement session keyring to a child process. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (panic… (read more)

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