Ubuntu 5.10 : linux-source-2.6.12 vulnerability (USN-250-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 21059
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionHerbert Xu discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in the ICMP packet handler. In some situations a memory allocation was released twice, which led to memory corruption. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the machine.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.