Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1825-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 66468
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's perf_events interface. A local user could exploit this flaw to escalate privileges on the system.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.