Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1515-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60106
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn error was discovered in the Linux kernel's memory subsystem (hugetlb). An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.