Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1468-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Schacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's memory
handling when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain
higher privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59472 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53233

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2133