Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : initramfs-tools vulnerability (USN-2153-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Kees Cook discovered that initramfs-tools incorrectly mounted /run
without the noexec option, contrary to expected behaviour.

Solution :

Update the affected initramfs-tools package.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73180 ()

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