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Ubuntu alert USN-1460-1 (linux-ti-omap4)

From:  John Johansen <john.johansen@canonical.com>
To:  ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com
Subject:  [USN-1460-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities
Date:  Thu, 31 May 2012 15:01:48 -0700
Message-ID:  <4FC7EA4C.60307@canonical.com>
Archive-link:  Article, Thread

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1460-1 May 31, 2012 linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Summary: Several security issues were fixed in the kernel. Software Description: - linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4 Details: A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1601) Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. (CVE-2012-2123) Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: linux-image-3.2.0-1413-omap4 3.2.0-1413.17 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. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1460-1 CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ti-omap4/3.2.0... -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list ubuntu-security-announce@lists.ubuntu.com Modify settings or unsubscribe at: https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-security...


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