USN-1698-2 : linux-ti-omap4 regression

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64433


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


USN-1698-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. Due to an unrelated regression inotify/fanotify stopped working after upgrading. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

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.
(CVE-2012-4530) 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: 64433

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1698-2.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/3/2013

Updated: 12/1/2016

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.2


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: 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: 2/1/2013

Reference Information

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

USN: 1698-2