USN-1532-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 61510

Synopsis

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

Description

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's network TUN/TAP device implementation. A local user with access to the TUN/TAP interface (which is not available to unprivileged users until granted by a root user) could exploit this flaw to crash the system or potential gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2012-2136)

Ulrich Obergfell discovered an error in the Linux kernel's memory management subsystem on 32 bit PAE systems with more than 4GB of memory installed. A local unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2012-2373)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's epoll system call. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the system.
(CVE-2012-3375)

Some errors where discovered in the Linux kernel's UDF file system, which is used to mount some CD-ROMs and DVDs. An unprivileged local user could use these flaws to crash the system. (CVE-2012-3400)

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1532-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61510

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1532-1.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/13

Updated: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/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: 2012/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2373, CVE-2012-3375, CVE-2012-3400

USN: 1532-1