Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1507-1)

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
patches.

Description :

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine)
virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw
to crash the system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1601)

An error was found in the Linux kernel's IPv6 netfilter when
connection tracking is enabled. A remote attacker could exploit this
flaw to crash a system if it is using IPv6 with the nf_contrack_ipv6
kernel module loaded. (CVE-2012-2744).

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 : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59985 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53488
54367

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1601
CVE-2012-2744