Ubuntu 5.10 : linux-source-2.6.12 vulnerability (USN-250-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Herbert Xu discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in the
ICMP packet handler. In some situations a memory allocation was
released twice, which led to memory corruption. A remote attacker
could exploit this to crash the machine.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21059 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-0454