Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-3144-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 95429
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionMarco Grassi discovered that the driver for Areca RAID Controllers in the Linux kernel did not properly validate control messages. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.