A security vulnerability that was discovered in the Linux kernel affecting the Ubuntu 12.10 LTS (Quantal Quetzal) and Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Pangolin) operating systems, was announced by Canonical.
This is the kernel vulnerability found in the Linux kernel packages: CVE-2012-5517. The system’s firewall could be bypassed by a remote attacker.
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel’s handling of new hot-plugged memory. An unprivileged local user could exploit this fla… (read more)