Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1644-1)

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 :

Brad Spengler discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's uname system
call. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to read kernel
stack memory. (CVE-2012-0957)

Rodrigo Freire discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's TCP illinois
congestion control algorithm. A local attacker could use this to cause
a denial of service. (CVE-2012-4565).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63116 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55855

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0957