USN-1460-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

high Nessus Plugin ID 59324

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) virtual cpu setup. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-1601)

Steve Grubb reported a flaw with Linux fscaps (file system base capabilities) when used to increase the permissions of a process. For application on which fscaps are in use a local attacker can disable address space randomization to make attacking the process with raised privileges easier. (CVE-2012-2123)

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1460-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59324

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1460-1.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/1/2012

Updated: 12/1/2016

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/31/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2123

USN: 1460-1