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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63121


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


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)


Update the affected package(s).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63121

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1649-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/02

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2012/11/30

Reference Information

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

USN: 1649-1