Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-quantal vulnerability (USN-1749-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 64909


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Mathias Krause discovered a bounds checking error for netlink messages requesting SOCK_DIAG_BY_FAMILY. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system or run programs as an administrator.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected linux-image-3.5-generic package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 64909

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1749-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/27

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.5-generic, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1763

BID: 58137

OSVDB: 90604

USN: 1749-1