Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-3082-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 93601
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionChiachih Wu, Yuan-Tsung Lo, and Xuxian Jiang discovered that the legacy ABI for ARM (OABI) had incomplete access checks for epoll_wait(2) and semtimedop(2). A local attacker could use this to possibly execute arbitrary code.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.