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

High Nessus Plugin ID 66712


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


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.

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: 66712

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1844-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/31

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.9

Vector: CVSS2#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: 2013/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2850

OSVDB: 93755

USN: 1844-1