Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-quantal vulnerabilities (USN-1834-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 66588

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1834-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66588

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1834-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/25/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/24/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 4/29/2013

Reference Information

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

USN: 1834-1