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

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 :

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.

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 :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.7
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62547 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55152

CVE ID: CVE-2012-3520