Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerability (USN-1342-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57697


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


Juri Aedla discovered that the kernel incorrectly handled /proc/<pid>/mem permissions. A local attacker could exploit this and gain root privileges.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57697

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1342-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/01/26

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/01/25

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0056

OSVDB: 78509

USN: 1342-1