Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2043-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71209
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's dm snapshot facility. A remote authenticated user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information or modify/corrupt data. (CVE-2013-4299)
Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's UDP Fragmenttation Offload (UFO). An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-4470).
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.5-generic and / or linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.