|| ||John Johansen <email@example.com> |
|| ||firstname.lastname@example.org |
|| ||[USN-1508-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability |
|| ||Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:25:41 -0700|
|| ||Article, Thread
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1508-1
July 17, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.
- linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4
An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's memory subsystem (hugetlb).
An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (crash the system).
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change the kernel updates have
been given a new version number, which requires you to recompile and
reinstall all third party kernel modules you might have installed. If
you use linux-restricted-modules, you have to update that package as
well to get modules which work with the new kernel version. Unless you
manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages (e.g. linux-generic,
linux-server, linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically
perform this as well.
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