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From: John Johansen <john.johansen <at> canonical.com>
Subject: [USN-1679-1] Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability
Newsgroups: gmane.linux.ubuntu.security.announce
Date: Thursday 20th December 2012 12:40:01 UTC (over 3 years ago)
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1679-1
December 20, 2012

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability
==========================================================================

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

- Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.

Software Description:
- linux-ti-omap4: Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details:

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of new hot-plugged
memory. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service by crashing the system.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  linux-image-3.0.0-1219-omap4    3.0.0-1219.32

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.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1679-1
  CVE-2012-5517

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ti-omap4/3.0.0-1219.32
 
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