Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1425-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 58870


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


Sasha Levin discovered a flaw in the permission checking for device assignments requested via the kvm ioctl in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to crash the system causing a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4347)

Stephan Barwolf discovered a flaw in the KVM (kernel-based virtual machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can crash use this flaw to crash VMs causing a deny of service.

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's cifs file system. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1090)

H. Peter Anvin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel that could crash the system. A local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system.

Tetsuo Handa reported a flaw in the OOM (out of memory) killer of the Linux kernel. A local unprivileged user can exploit this flaw to cause system unstability and denial of services. (CVE-2012-4398).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58870

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1425-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/04/25

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-lpia, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-preempt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-versatile, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-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: 2012/04/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-4347, CVE-2012-0045, CVE-2012-1090, CVE-2012-1097, CVE-2012-4398

BID: 50811, 51389, 52197, 52274

OSVDB: 77626, 78264, 79672, 80605

USN: 1425-1