Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1493-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Stephan Mueller reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's dl2k network
driver's handling of ioctls. An unprivileged local user could leverage
this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2313)

Timo Warns reported multiple flaws in the Linux kernel's hfsplus
filesystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit these flaws to
gain root system priviliges. (CVE-2012-2319).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59816 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2313