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

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 :

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

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
CVSS Temporal Score : 1.8
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 70542 ()

Bugtraq ID: 60280

CVE ID: CVE-2013-2147