Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1844-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 66712
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionKees Cook discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's iSCSI subsystem. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially gain administrative privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.