Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1846-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's iSCSI subsystem. A
remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (system crash) or potentially gain administrative
privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.5.0-32-generic and / or
linux-image-3.5.0-32-highbank packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.9
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 66714 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2850