Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerability (USN-1469-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59473
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionSchacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's memory handling when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain higher privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-2.6-ec2 package.