Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2043-1)

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 :

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).

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-3.5.0-44-generic and / or
linux-image-3.5.0-44-highbank packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 71209 ()

Bugtraq ID: 63183
63359

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4299
CVE-2013-4470