Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1671-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63298

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of new hot-plugged memory. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service by crashing the system.

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Solution

Update the affected linux-image-3.5-generic and / or linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1671-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63298

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1671-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/19/2012

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.5-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.5-highbank, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 12/18/2012

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/21/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5517

USN: 1671-1