Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerability (USN-1597-1)

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 :

A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel passed the replacement
session keyring to a child process. An unprivileged local user could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (panic).

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-2.6.32-349-ec2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62437 ()

Bugtraq ID: 54365

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2745