Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1515-1)

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 :

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's memory subsystem
(hugetlb). An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause
a denial of service (crash the system).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60106 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53668

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2390