Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1992-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 70539
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAn information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel when reading broadcast messages from the notify_policy interface of the IPSec key_socket. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information in kernel memory.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.