Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2660-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 84612
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionA race condition was discovered in the Linux kernel's file_handle size verification. A local user could exploit this flaw to read potentially sensative memory locations.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.