Canonical announced a few minutes ago (March 27th), in a security notice, that a new kernel upgrade for its Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system is available.
The update is here to fix seven security vulnerabilities discovered in the Linux kernel packages by various developers. The flaws are related to VLAN and be2net drivers, the SG_IO ioctl command, the KVM subsystem, the CIFS filesystem, and the cgroups subset.
These are the kernel vulnerabilities found in the kernel packages: CVE-2011-3347
, and CVE-2012-1146
As usual, you can click on each one to see how it affects your system, or go here
for in-depth descriptions, as it affects other Linux operating systems as well.
The security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system(s) to the linux-image-3.0.0-17 (3.0.0-17.30)
package(s). To apply the update, run the Update Manager application or follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades
All users are urged to upgrade immediately. Don't forget to reboot your computer after the upgrade! Follow us on Google+