USN-1726-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

14 February 2013

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 11.10

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software Description

  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details

It was discovered that hypervkvpd, which is distributed in the Linux kernel, was not correctly validating the origin on Netlink messages. An untrusted local user can cause a denial of service of Linux guests in Hyper-V virtualization environments. (CVE-2012-2669)

Dmitry Monakhov reported a race condition flaw the Linux ext4 filesystem that can expose stale data. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2012-4508)

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)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10
linux-image-3.0.0-1221-omap4 - 3.0.0-1221.34

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.

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