USN-1698-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63614


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


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's handling of script execution when module loading is enabled. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a leak of kernel stack contents.

Florian Weimer discovered that hypervkvpd, which is distributed in the Linux kernel, was not correctly validating source addresses of netlink packets. An untrusted local user can cause a denial of service by causing hypervkvpd to exit. (CVE-2012-5532)


Update the affected package(s).

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63614

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1698-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/18

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/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: 2013/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-4530, CVE-2012-5532

USN: 1698-1