Linux kernel vulnerability

2006-07-19T00:00:00
ID USN-319-2
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2006-07-19T00:00:00

Description

USN-319-1 fixed a Linux kernel vulnerability in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. This
followup advisory provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 5.04
and 5.10.

For reference, these are the details of the original USN:

A race condition has been discovered in the file permission handling
of the /proc file system. A local attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with full root privileges.