Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerabilities (USN-2238-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 74358
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionPinkie Pie discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's futex subsystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrative privileges.
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's IPC reference counting. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (OOM system crash). (CVE-2013-4483).
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package.