Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1744-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 64810
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSuleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as an administrator.
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.5-generic and / or linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.