Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1529-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's macvtap device driver,
which is used in KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) to create a
network bridge between host and guest. A privleged user in a guest
could exploit this flaw to crash the host, if the vhost_net module is
loaded with the experimental_zcopytx option enabled. (CVE-2012-2119)

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device
implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface
(which is not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root
user) could exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2012-2136)

A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel-based Virtual
Machine) subsystem handled MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts). A local
unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
or potentially elevate privileges. (CVE-2012-2137)

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS)
protocol implementation. A local, unprivileged user could use this
flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2372)

Ulrich Obergfell discovered an error in the Linux kernel's memory
management subsystem on 32 bit PAE systems with more than 4GB of
memory installed. A local unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to
crash the system. (CVE-2012-2373)

Dan Rosenberg discovered flaws in the Linux kernel's NCI (Near Field
Communication Controller Interface). A remote attacker could exploit
these flaws to crash the system or potentially execute privileged
code. (CVE-2012-3364)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's epoll system call. An
unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the system.
(CVE-2012-3375)

Some errors where discovered in the Linux kernel's UDF file system,
which is used to mount some CD-ROMs and DVDs. An unprivileged local
user could use these flaws to crash the system. (CVE-2012-3400)

A flaw was discovered in the madvise feature of the Linux kernel's
memory subsystem. An unprivileged local use could exploit the flaw to
cause a denial of service (crash the system). (CVE-2012-3511).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.6
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false