Linux Kernel Xen Stack Corruption Fixed in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Users have been urged to update the system as quickly as possible

By on February 15th, 2013 14:59 GMT

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

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

Andrew Cooper from 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-2.6.32-45 (2.6.32-45.103).

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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