USN-1742-1 : linux-ti-omap4 vulnerability

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64808
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Synopsis

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

Description

Suleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as an administrator.

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1742-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64808

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1742-1.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/22/2013

Updated: 7/14/2014

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/22/2013

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0871

USN: 1742-1