Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1507-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 59985


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)

An error was found in the Linux kernel's IPv6 netfilter when connection tracking is enabled. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to crash a system if it is using IPv6 with the nf_contrack_ipv6 kernel module loaded. (CVE-2012-2744).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 59985

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1507-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/07/17

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/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-lpia, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-lpiacompat, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-openvz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-rt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-xen, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/07/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1601, CVE-2012-2744

BID: 53488, 54367

OSVDB: 81811, 83665

USN: 1507-1