Ubuntu 1287-1: Linux (OMAP4) vulnerability

    Date05 Dec 2011
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The system could be made to crash under certain conditions.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1287-1
    December 05, 2011
    
    linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability
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    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:
    
    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 versions:
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      linux-image-3.0.0-1206-omap4    3.0.0-1206.13
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1287-1
      CVE-2011-4081
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-ti-omap4/3.0.0-1206.13
    
    
    
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