Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1610-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 62547
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionPablo Neira Ayuso discovered a flaw in the credentials of netlink messages. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this by getting a netlink based service, that relies on netlink credentials, to perform privileged actions.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.