Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1468-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59472


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


Schacher Raindel discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's memory handling when hugetlb is enabled. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service and potentially gain higher privileges.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59472

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1468-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/06/13

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3.5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2012/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2133

BID: 53233

USN: 1468-1