Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1899-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67190
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDmitry Monakhov reported a race condition flaw the Linux ext4 filesystem that can expose stale data. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause an information leak. (CVE-2012-4508)
An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's tkill and tgkill system calls when used from compat processes. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2141)
Kees Cook discovered a format string vulnerability in the Broadcom B43 wireless driver for the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-2852).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.