Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-maverick vulnerabilities (USN-1421-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 58741
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4347)
Stephan Barwolf discovered a flaw in the KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can crash use this flaw to crash VMs causing a deny of service.
H. Peter Anvin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel that could crash the system. A local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system.
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cgroups subset. A local attacker could use this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-1146).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.