New Kernel Vulnerabilities Affect Ubuntu 11.10

Posted by hanuca on May 26, 2012 10:07 PM EDT
Softpedia; By Marius Nestor
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Canonical announced on May 25th, in a security notice, that a new kernel upgrade for its Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) operating system is available.

These are the two vulnerabilities found in the Linux kernel packages by various developers: CVE-2012-1601 and CVE-2012-2123.

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-3.0.0-20 (3.0.0-20.34) package(s). To apply the update, run the Update Manager application or follow these instructions:

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