Ubuntu Update for Linux kernel vulnerabilities USN-986-3
Please Install the Updated Packages.
USN-986-1 fixed vulnerabilities in bzip2. dpkg statically links against libbz2 and needed to be rebuilt to use the updated libbz2. Original advisory details: An integer overflow was discovered in bzip2. If a user or automated system were tricked into decompressing a crafted bz2 file, an attacker could cause bzip2 or any application linked against libbz2 to crash or possibly execute code as the user running the program.
dpkg vulnerability on Ubuntu 6.06 LTS , Ubuntu 8.04 LTS , Ubuntu 9.04 , Ubuntu 9.10 , Ubuntu 10.04 LTS