Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2928-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 89931
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAndrey Konovalov discovered that the ALSA USB MIDI driver incorrectly performed a double-free. A local attacker with physical access could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.