Published: 2 September 2012
The __request_module function in kernel/kmod.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4 does not set a certain killable attribute, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a crafted application.
From the Ubuntu security team
Tetsuo Handa reported a flaw in the OOM (out of memory) killer of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can exploit this flaw to cause system unstability and denial of services.
linux-armadaxp is maintained by OEM
note that patches (1) and (4) are optional but we appear to have the lot where they are specified
SRU Bug https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/1000355 moved from Bugs section because of the tools complaining about it.