Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1610-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Pablo Neira Ayuso discovered a flaw in the credentials of netlink
messages. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this by getting
a netlink based service, that relies on netlink credentials, to
perform privileged actions.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62547 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55152

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3520