Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1650-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63122
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionRodrigo Freire discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's TCP illinois congestion control algorithm. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.