Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1996-1)

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 :

Dan Carpenter discovered an information leak in the HP Smart Aray and
Compaq SMART2 disk-array driver in the Linux kernel. A local user
could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel
memory.

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-3.5.0-42-generic and / or
linux-image-3.5.0-42-highbank packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70542 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60280

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2147