Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : linux-source-2.6.17/20/22 vulnerability (USN-577-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 31092
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
DescriptionWojciech Purczynski discovered that the vmsplice system call did not
properly perform verification of user-memory pointers. A local
attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory and
gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
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without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.