Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerability (USN-1664-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Zhang Zuotao discovered a bug in the Linux kernel's handling of
overlapping fragments in ipv6. A remote attacker could exploit this
flaw to bypass firewalls and initial new network connections that
should have been blocked by the firewall.

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-2.6-ec2 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63262 ()

Bugtraq ID: 56891

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4444

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