==========================================================Ubuntu Security Notice USN-662-1 November 05, 2008
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
After a standard system upgrade you need to reboot your computer to
effect the necessary changes.
It was discovered that the Linux kernel could be made to hang temporarily
when mounting corrupted ext2/3 filesystems. If a user were tricked into
mounting a specially crafted filesystem, a remote attacker could cause
system hangs, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3528)
Anders Kaseorg discovered that ndiswrapper did not correctly handle long
ESSIDs. For a system using ndiswrapper, a physically near-by attacker
could generate specially crafted wireless network traffic and execute
arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2008-4395)