Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerability (USN-1469-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Schacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's memory
handling when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain
higher privileges.

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 linux-image-2.6-ec2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59473 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2133

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