Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2585-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 83177
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that the Linux kernel's IPv6 networking stack has a flaw that allows using route advertisement (RA) messages to set the 'hop_limit' to values that are too low. An unprivileged attacker on a local network could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (IPv6 messages dropped).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.