Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerability (USN-1342-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57697
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionJuri Aedla discovered that the kernel incorrectly handled /proc/<pid>/mem permissions. A local attacker could exploit this and gain root privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.