USN-1679-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 63322


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: 63322

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1679-1.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/21/2012

Updated: 12/1/2016

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


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: 12/20/2012

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-5517

USN: 1679-1