Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-1534-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61512


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


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)

An error was discovered in the Linux kernel's memory subsystem (hugetlb). An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system). (CVE-2012-2390).

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.


Update the affected linux-image-2.6-ec2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61512

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1534-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/13

Modified: 2016/10/26

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: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-ec2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/08/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2136, CVE-2012-2390

OSVDB: 82459, 83185

USN: 1534-1