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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.0
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63320 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56527

CVE ID: CVE-2012-5517