USN-1670-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability
19 December 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.
- linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel’s handling of new hot-plugged memory. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service by crashing the system.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.