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

High Nessus Plugin ID 62238

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2012-3412)

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)

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1577-1/

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

Updated: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

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