Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerability (USN-2094-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72233
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPageexec reported a bug in the Linux kernel's recvmsg syscall when called from code using the x32 ABI. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrator privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.