Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 : initramfs-tools vulnerability (USN-2153-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Kees Cook discovered that initramfs-tools incorrectly mounted /run
without the noexec option, contrary to expected behaviour.

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 initramfs-tools package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73180 ()

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