Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerability (USN-2619-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 83810
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's IPv4 networking when using TCP fast open to initiate a connection. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.13-generic and / or linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae packages.