Canonical announced that a couple of vulnerabilities had been found in the Linux kernel packages, this time affecting the OMAP4 kernel of the Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) operating system.
According to Canonical, two security issues were fixed in the kernel. For example, a flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's uname system call. An unprivileged user could have exploited this flaw to read the kernel stack memory.
A complete description of the vulnerabilities can be found in the Ubuntu Security Notice.
The security flaws can be fixed if you upgrade your system to the linux-image-3.5.0-215-omap4 package. Don't forget to reboot your computer after the upgrade!
ATTENTION: Due to an unavoidable ABI change, the kernel packages have a new version number, which will force you to reinstall and recompile all third-party kernel modules you might have installed. Moreover, if you use the linux-restricted-modules package, you have to update it as well to get modules that work with the new Linux kernel version.