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

High Nessus Plugin ID 59324


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


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)


Update the affected package(s).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59324

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1460-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/01

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2012/05/31

Reference Information

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

USN: 1460-1