Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2611-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83758
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionVincent Tondellier discovered an integer overflow in the Linux kernel's netfilter connection tracking accounting of loaded extensions. An attacker on the local area network (LAN) could potential exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash of targeted system).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.