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 patches.
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).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.