Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2415-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79431
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAndy Lutomirski discovered that the Linux kernel was not checking the CAP_SYS_ADMIN when remounting filesystems to read-only. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (loss of writability).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.