USN-1700-2: Linux kernel (OMAP4) regression
1 February 2013
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
USN-1700-1 introduced a regression in the Linux kernel.
- linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4
USN-1700-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. Due to an unrelated regression inotify/fanotify stopped working after upgrading. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory 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. (CVE-2012-4530)
Florian Weimer discovered that hypervkvpd, which is distributed in the Linux kernel, was not correctly validating source addresses of netlink packets. An untrusted local user can cause a denial of service by causing hypervkvpd to exit. (CVE-2012-5532)
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.