USN-1577-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 62238


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


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's KVM (kernel virtual machine). An administrative user in the guest OS could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service in the host OS. (CVE-2012-2121)

Ben Hutchings reported a flaw in the Linux kernel with some network drivers that support TSO (TCP segment offload). A local or peer user could exploit this flaw to to cause a denial of service.

Jay Fenlason and Doug Ledford discovered a bug in the Linux kernel implementation of RDS sockets. A local unprivileged user could potentially use this flaw to read privileged information from the kernel. (CVE-2012-3430)

A flaw was discovered in the madvise feature of the Linux kernel's memory subsystem. An unprivileged local use could exploit the flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system). (CVE-2012-3511)


Update the affected package(s).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 62238

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1577-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/09/24

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/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: 2012/09/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2012-3412, CVE-2012-3430, CVE-2012-3511

USN: 1577-1