Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-quantal vulnerability (USN-2269-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76381
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAndy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (System Crash) or potential gain administrative privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.5-generic package.