[USN-1577-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities
john.johansen at canonical.com
Fri Sep 21 20:33:07 UTC 2012
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1577-1
September 21, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.04
Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.
- linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's KVM (kernel virtual machine).
An administrative user in the guest OS could leverage this flaw to cause a
denial of service in the host OS. (CVE-2012-2121)
Ben Hutchings reported a flaw in the Linux kernel with some network drivers
that support TSO (TCP segment offload). A local or peer user could exploit
this flaw to to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-3412)
Jay Fenlason and Doug Ledford discovered a bug in the Linux kernel
implementation of RDS sockets. A local unprivileged user could potentially
use this flaw to read privileged information from the kernel.
A flaw was discovered in the madvise feature of the Linux kernel's memory
subsystem. An unprivileged local use could exploit the flaw to cause a
denial of service (crash the system). (CVE-2012-3511)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-3412, CVE-2012-3430, CVE-2012-3511
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