Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1573-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Ben Hutchings reported a flaw in the Linux kernel with some network
drivers that support TSO (TCP segment offload). A local or peer user
could exploit this flaw to to cause a denial of service.

Jay Fenlason and Doug Ledford discovered a bug in the Linux kernel
implementation of RDS sockets. A local unprivileged user could
potentially use this flaw to read privileged information from the
kernel. (CVE-2012-3430)

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 linux-image-2.6.32-348-ec2 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62200 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3412