[USN-1691-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability
john.johansen at canonical.com
Tue Jan 15 09:11:43 UTC 2013
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1691-1
January 15, 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.10
The system could be made to leak data on the kernel stack.
- linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4
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.
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.
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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