Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerability (USN-1653-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-2.6.32-350-ec2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63154 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56346

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4565