The issue affects only Ubuntu 6.06 LTS, 8.04 LTS, 8.10 and 9.04 systems. The issue affects only Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10 systems. The OHCI firewire driver failed to handle various ioctls.Because of this, a local attacker could crash the affected system or gain root (system administrator) privileges.The issue affects only Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10 systems. The Linux kernel failed to handle O_ASYNC on locked files.

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The issue was discovered by Tavis Ormandy and affects only Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 systems. The e1000e and e1000 network drivers for Eee PCs failed to check Ethernet frames' size.

Because of this, a local attacker on the LAN could crash the affected system or gain root (system administrator) privileges by sending specially devised traffic. This could lead to a Do S attack and crash the affected system.

The issue was discovered by Neil Horman and Eugene Teo, and affects all Ubuntu systems. Random contents of kernel memory could be shown by "print-fatal-signals" reporting. The issue affects only Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, 8.10, 9.04 and 9.10 systems. The issue was discovered by Olli Jarva and Tuomo Untinen, and affects only Ubuntu 9.04 and 9.10 systems. The rules of bridging netfilter could be modified by regular users.

Canonical announced a few hours ago the immediate availability of a new Linux kernel security update for the following Ubuntu distributions: 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake), 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron), 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) and 9.10 (Karmic Koala).

The update also applies to Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu and it patches 10 important security issues (see below for details) discovered in the Linux kernel packages by various hackers.

Therefore, it is strongly recommended to update your system as soon as possible!

The following Linux kernel vulnerabilities were discovered: 1.

The EXT4 and HFS filesystems failed to check various disk structures.

Because of this, a remote attacker could trick a user into mounting a specially devised filesystem and could crash the affected system or gain root (system administrator) privileges.