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An error in the handling of special netlink messages in the Linux kernel can allow a user to surreptitiously gain root privileges.

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My question is: has a patch been issued for Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10?

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Also here:… – user25656 Mar 2 '13 at 16:11
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See the answer here:

In part:

Linux is not Windows and in general patches are released much faster.

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In the future, it is worth searching that page for security bugs and fixes

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