Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerability (USN-2584-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83176
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionA race condition between chown() and execve() was discovered in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could exploit this race by using chown on a setuid-user-binary to gain administrative privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-2.6-ec2 package.