Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : initramfs-tools vulnerability (USN-2153-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 73180
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionKees Cook discovered that initramfs-tools incorrectly mounted /run without the noexec option, contrary to expected behaviour.
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SolutionUpdate the affected initramfs-tools package.