Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1607-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 62514


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


Vadim Ponomarev discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel causing a reference leak when PID namespaces are used. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw causing a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2127)

A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) subsystem handled MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts). A local unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or potentially elevate privileges. (CVE-2012-2137).

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 62514

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1607-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/12

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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: 2012/10/11

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2127, CVE-2012-2137

BID: 54063, 55774

USN: 1607-1