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Ubuntu peppered with holes

Mar 04, 2011, 18:34 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Darren Pauli)

"Almost 40 vulnerabilities, which allow remote and local exploits, have been discovered in the Linux Ubuntu 10.04 Long Term Support (LTS) kernel.

"The holes also apply to corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu and Xubuntu.

"The vulnerabilities include an issue with the way the Common Internet File System validates Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) response packets, which allows an attacker to send denial-of-service crafted packets, and a hole in the Network File System v4"

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