Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1598-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 62474
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface (which is not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root user) could exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain administrative privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.