Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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.
Update the affected linux-image-3.5.0-21-generic and / or
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 63298 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2012-5517