Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1579-1)

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 :

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.
(CVE-2012-3412)

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).

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 : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62240 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54702
54763

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3412
CVE-2012-3430