Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1405-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58493
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionPaolo Bonzini discovered a flaw in Linux's handling of the SG_IO ioctl command. A local user, or user in a VM could exploit this flaw to bypass restrictions and gain read/write access to all data on the affected block device. (CVE-2011-4127)
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's ext4 file system when mounting a corrupt filesystem. A user-assisted remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2100).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.