Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1677-1)

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 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63320 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56527

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5517