USN-2911-2: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability

22 February 2016

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability

Releases

Packages

  • linux-ti-omap4 - Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details

It was discovered that the Linux kernel keyring subsystem contained a race
between read and revoke operations. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash).

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.
Unless you manually uninstalled the standard kernel metapackages
(e.g. linux-generic, linux-generic-lts-RELEASE, linux-virtual,
linux-powerpc), a standard system upgrade will automatically perform
this as well.

References