Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1493-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 59816
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionStephan Mueller reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's dl2k network driver's handling of ioctls. An unprivileged local user could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2313)
Timo Warns reported multiple flaws in the Linux kernel's hfsplus filesystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit these flaws to gain root system priviliges. (CVE-2012-2319).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.