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Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Receives a New Linux Kernel Update, Users Urged to Update Now

Two security vulnerabilities were patched, a flaw discovered in Linux kernel’s user space memory copying for pipe iovecs, which could allow a local, unprivileged user to crash the host system by causing a denial of service or to gain root access, and a crash in Linux kernel’s Berkeley Packet Filter (BPF) filter JIT optimization, which could allow a local attacker to crash the system by causing a denial of service.