Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1324-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 57496


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


Clement Lecigne discovered a bug in the HFS filesystem. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a kernel oops. (CVE-2011-2203)

A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel handles user-defined key types. An unprivileged local user could exploit this to crash the system. (CVE-2011-4110).

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-2.6-ec2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 57496

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1324-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/12

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-ec2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2203, CVE-2011-4110

BID: 48236, 50755

OSVDB: 77450, 77658

USN: 1324-1