USN-1673-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63299


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


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.


Update the affected package(s).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63299

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1673-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/19

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5517

USN: 1673-1