Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1646-1)

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 linux-image-3.5.0-19-generic and / or
linux-image-3.5.0-19-highbank packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63118 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0957