Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1568-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 62112
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionBen Hutchings reported a flaw in the Linux kernel with some network drivers that support TSO (TCP segment offload). A local or peer user could exploit this flaw to to cause a denial of service.
Jay Fenlason and Doug Ledford discovered a bug in the Linux kernel implementation of RDS sockets. A local unprivileged user could potentially use this flaw to read privileged information from the kernel. (CVE-2012-3430).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.