Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3187-1)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96979
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionAndrey Konovalov discovered that the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel improperly handled validation of incoming data. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
It was discovered that multiple memory leaks existed in the XFS implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory consumption). (CVE-2016-9685).
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.