Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1833-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 66587


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


Andy Lutomirski discover an error in the Linux kernel's credential handling on unix sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1979)

A buffer overflow vulnerability was discovered in the Broadcom tg3 ethernet driver for the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system) or potentially escalate privileges on the system. (CVE-2013-1929)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's ftrace subsystem interface. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-3301).

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66587

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1833-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/25

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-highbank, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1929, CVE-2013-1979, CVE-2013-3301

BID: 58908, 59055, 59538

USN: 1833-1