Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3167-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux
kernel did not properly initialize the Code Segment (CS) in certain
error cases. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive
information (kernel memory).

Baozeng Ding discovered a race condition that could lead to a
use-after- free in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA)
subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-9794).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 96436 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-9756

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