USN-1649-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63121
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Synopsis

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

Description

Brad Spengler discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's uname system call. An unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to read kernel stack memory. (CVE-2012-0957)

Rodrigo Freire discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's TCP illinois congestion control algorithm. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2012-4565)

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1649-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63121

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1649-1.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/2/2012

Updated: 12/1/2016

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/30/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0957, CVE-2012-4565

USN: 1649-1