USN-2679-1: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

23 July 2015

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.



  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4


A flaw was discovered in the user space memory copying for the pipe iovecs
in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially escalate their
privileges. (CVE-2015-1805)

Daniel Borkmann reported a kernel crash in the Linux kernel's BPF filter
JIT optimization. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4700)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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.