USN-3167-2: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3167-2

11th January, 2017

linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in the kernel.

Software description

  • linux-ti-omap4
    – Linux kernel for OMAP4

Details

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel
did not properly initialize the Code Segment (CS) in certain error cases. A
local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel
memory). (CVE-2016-9756)

Baozeng Ding discovered a race condition that could lead to a use-after-
free in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem of the Linux
kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system crash). (CVE-2016-9794)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
linux-image-omap4

3.2.0.1498.93
linux-image-3.2.0-1498-omap4

3.2.0-1498.125

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

CVE-2016-9756,

CVE-2016-9794



Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: “USN-3167-2: Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities”.
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