Linux Kernel Amazon EC2 Vulnerability Repaired by Canonical

Users of the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS distribution have been asked to update as soon as possible

By on February 19th, 2013 10:59 GMT

A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel EC2 (Amazon EC2) affecting the Ubuntu 10.04 LTS (Lucid Lynx) operating system, was announced by Canonical.

This is the kernel vulnerability found in the Linux kernel packages: CVE-2013-0190. The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

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.

The security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the linux-image-2.6.32-350-ec2 (2.6.32-350.60).

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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