Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-3290-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100251
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMarco Grassi discovered that the TCP implementation in the Linux kernel mishandles socket buffer (skb) truncation. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.