Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-vivid vulnerability (USN-2765-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86299
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDmitry Vyukov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize IPC object state in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to escalate their privileges, expose confidential information, or cause a denial of service (system crash).
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.19-generic, linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.19-lowlatency packages.