Ubuntu 10.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1361-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 57935
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionHan-Wen Nienhuys reported a flaw in the FUSE kernel module. A local user who can mount a FUSE file system could cause a denial of service.
A flaw was found in KVM's Programmable Interval Timer (PIT). When a virtual interrupt control is not available a local user could use this to cause a denial of service by starting a timer. (CVE-2011-4622)
A flaw was discovered in the XFS filesystem. If a local user mounts a specially crafted XFS image it could potential execute arbitrary code on the system. (CVE-2012-0038)
Chen Haogang discovered an integer overflow that could result in memory corruption. A local unprivileged user could use this to crash the system. (CVE-2012-0044).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.