Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-quantal vulnerability (USN-1845-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 66713
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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 linux-image-3.5-generic package.