Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-oneiric vulnerabilities (USN-1760-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 65252


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


A failure to validate input was discovered in the Linux kernel's Xen netback (network backend) driver. A user in a guest OS may exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service to the guest OS and other guest domains. (CVE-2013-0216)

A memory leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's Xen netback (network backend) driver. A user in a guest OS could trigger this flaw to cause a denial of service on the system. (CVE-2013-0217)

Andrew Jones discovered a flaw with the xen_iret function in Linux kernel's Xen virtualizeation. In the 32-bit Xen paravirt platform an unprivileged guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system) or gain guest OS privilege.

A flaw was reported in the permission checks done by the Linux kernel for /dev/cpu/*/msr. A local root user with all capabilities dropped could exploit this flaw to execute code with full root capabilities.

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's vhost driver used to accelerate guest networking in KVM based virtual machines. A privileged guest user could exploit this flaw to crash the host system. (CVE-2013-0311)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth stack when HIDP (Human Interface Device Protocol) support is enabled.
A local unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause an information leak from the kernel. (CVE-2013-0349)

A flaw was discovered on the Linux kernel's VFAT filesystem driver when a disk is mounted with the utf8 option (this is the default on Ubuntu). On a system where disks/images can be auto-mounted or a FAT filesystem is mounted an unprivileged user can exploit the flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2013-1773).

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 packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65252

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1760-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/13/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

Vector: AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/12/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/17/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0216, CVE-2013-0217, CVE-2013-0228, CVE-2013-0268, CVE-2013-0311, CVE-2013-0349, CVE-2013-1773

BID: 57743, 57744, 57838, 57940, 58053, 58112, 58200

USN: 1760-1