Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1275-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Peter Huewe discovered an information leak in the handling of reading
security-related TPM data. A local, unprivileged user could read the
results of a previous TPM command. (CVE-2011-1162)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats did not enforce access
restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain
information, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2494)

Mathieu Desnoyers discovered that the kernel sockets implementation
incorrectly dereferenced user pointers. A local attacker could
possibly exploit this to crash the system. (CVE-2011-4594).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56917 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50314

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1162