Serious security problem on Ubuntu- Advise to upgrade your kernel


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The problem itself appear to be in the kernel from version 6.06, 8.04, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10. 7.xx versions are not affected . This is a serious problem because it could allow full system access among others.

Canonical has been recommended as a solution to update the kernel of its various versions since the problem seriously affects them in addition to possible escalation of privilege of a stranger, a high consumption of network traffic and failure in the filesystem, FUSE does not handle While certain requests.

We leave then the list of kernels that have advised the update as versions:

* Ubuntu 6.06 – linux-image-2.6.15-55.82 * Ubuntu 6.06 – linux-image-2.6.15-55.82
* Ubuntu 8.04 – linux-image-2.6.24-27.65 * Ubuntu 8.04 – linux-image-2.6.24-27.65
* Ubuntu 8.10 – linux-image-2.6.28-17.45 * Ubuntu 8.10 – linux-image-2.6.28-17.45
* Ubuntu 9.04 – linux-image-2.6.28-18.59 * Ubuntu 9.04 – linux-image-2.6.28-18.59
* Ubuntu 9.10 – linux-image-2.6.31-19.56 * Ubuntu 9.10 – linux-image-2.6.31-19.56

Read more in details on Ubuntu Security Notice USN-894-1

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