USN-1287-1: Linux (OMAP4) vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1287-1

5th December, 2011

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 11.10


The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software description

  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4


Nick Bowler discovered the kernel GHASH message digest algorithm
incorrectly handled error conditions. A local attacker could exploit this
to cause a kernel oops.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
linux-image-3.0.0-1206-omap4 3.0.0-1206.13

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.