Ubuntu 12.10 : linux regression (USN-1699-2)

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

Description :

USN-1699-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. Due to an
unrelated regression inotify/fanotify stopped working after upgrading.
This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Jon Howell reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel-based
virtual machine) subsystem's handling of the XSAVE CPU feature. On
hosts without the XSAVE CPU feature, using qemu userspace, an
unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to crash the
system. (CVE-2012-4461)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of
script execution when module loading is enabled. A local
attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a leak of kernel
stack contents. (CVE-2012-4530)

Florian Weimer discovered that hypervkvpd, which is
distributed in the Linux kernel, was not correctly
validating source addresses of netlink packets. An untrusted
local user can cause a denial of service by causing
hypervkvpd to exit. (CVE-2012-5532).

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-generic and / or
linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 64434 ()

Bugtraq ID: 55878

CVE ID: CVE-2012-4461

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now