Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-quantal vulnerabilities (USN-1834-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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 linux-image-3.5.0-31-generic package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66588 ()

Bugtraq ID:

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