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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: ubuntuforums.org/… –  user25656 Mar 2 '13 at 16:11

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See the answer here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2121240&p=12536278#post12536278

In part:

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

You may wish to bookmark this page - http://www.ubuntu.com/usn

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

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