Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerability (USN-1678-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63321
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of new hot-plugged memory. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service by crashing the system.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.