Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-quantal vulnerabilities (USN-2040-1)

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 flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's dm snapshot facility. A
remote authenticated user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive
information or modify/corrupt data. (CVE-2013-4299)

Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's UDP
Fragmenttation Offload (UFO). An unprivileged local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-4470).

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.5.0-44-generic package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71206 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63183

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4299