Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1844-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 66712

Synopsis

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

Description

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's iSCSI subsystem. A remote unauthenticated attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially gain administrative privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1844-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66712

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1844-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/31/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

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

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.9

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/30/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2850

USN: 1844-1