Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2800-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Ben Serebrin discovered that the KVM hypervisor implementation in the
Linux kernel did not properly catch Alignment Check exceptions. An
attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to cause a denial
of service (system crash) in the host OS.

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 packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.7
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 86810 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-5307

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