Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1968-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Vince Weaver discovered a flaw in the perf subsystem of the Linux
kernel on ARM platforms. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain
privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash).

A failure to validate block numbers was discovered in the Linux
kernel's implementation of the XFS filesystem. A local user can cause
a denial of service (system crash) if they can mount, or cause to be
mounted a corrupted or special crafted XFS filesystem. (CVE-2013-1819).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70190 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1819