Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine)
virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw
to crash the system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1601)
Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base
capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For
application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable
address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised
privileges easier. (CVE-2012-2123)
A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel passed the replacement
session keyring to a child process. An unprivileged local user could
exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (panic).
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.
Update the affected linux-image-3.2-generic,
linux-image-3.2-generic-pae and / or linux-image-3.2-virtual packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : false