[USN-1287-1] Linux (OMAP4) vulnerability

John Johansen john.johansen at canonical.com
Mon Dec 5 19:45:26 UTC 2011

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1287-1
December 05, 2011

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 11.10


The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software Description:
- linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4


Nick Bowler discovered the kernel GHASH message digest algorithm
incorrectly handled error conditions. A local attacker could exploit this
to cause a kernel oops.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  linux-image-3.0.0-1206-omap4    3.0.0-1206.13

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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