Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1671-1)

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 :

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of new
hot-plugged memory. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw
to cause a denial of service by crashing the system.

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.5.0-21-generic and / or
linux-image-3.5.0-21-highbank packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63298 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5517