Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1833-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Andy Lutomirski discover an error in the Linux kernel's credential
handling on unix sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1979)

A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the Broadcom tg3
ethernet driver for the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system) or potentially
escalate privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-1929)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's ftrace subsystem
interface. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2013-3301).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66587 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58908
59055
59538

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1929
CVE-2013-1979
CVE-2013-3301