Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerability (USN-1597-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62437


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


A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel passed the replacement session keyring to a child process. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (panic).

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: Medium

ID: 62437

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1597-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/05

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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-ec2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2745

BID: 54365

OSVDB: 83666

USN: 1597-1