USN-1691-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1691-1

15th January, 2013

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 11.10

Summary

The system could be made to leak data on the kernel stack.

Software description

  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of script execution
when module loading is enabled. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to
cause a leak of kernel stack contents.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 11.10:
linux-image-3.0.0-1220-omap4 3.0.0-1220.33

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

CVE-2012-4530