Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1090-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52740
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDan Rosenberg discovered that multiple terminal ioctls did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4075)
Dan Rosenberg discovered that the SCSI subsystem did not correctly validate iov segments. A local attacker with access to a SCSI device could send specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4163, CVE-2010-4668).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.