Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1660-1)

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 :

Zhang Zuotao discovered a bug in the Linux kernel's handling of
overlapping fragments in ipv6. A remote attacker could exploit this
flaw to bypass firewalls and initial new network connections that
should have been blocked by the firewall.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63221 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4444