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

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

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing 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.

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).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62240 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54702

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3412