Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.10 : udisks, udisks2 vulnerability (USN-2142-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72925
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionFlorian Weimer discovered that UDisks incorrectly handled certain long path names. A local attacker could use this issue to cause udisks to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. The default compiler options for affected releases should reduce the vulnerability to a denial of service.
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SolutionUpdate the affected udisks and / or udisks2 packages.