Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1598-1)

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 :

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.

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 : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62474 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53721

CVE ID: CVE-2012-2136