Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1996-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 70542
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDan Carpenter discovered an information leak in the HP Smart Aray and Compaq SMART2 disk-array driver in the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory.
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.5-generic and / or linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.