Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerability (USN-1849-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 66716


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


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's perf_events interface. A local user could exploit this flaw to escalate privileges on the system.

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 linux-image-3.8-generic package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 66716

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1849-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/31

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.8-generic, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/05/30

Exploitable With


Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2094

BID: 59846

USN: 1849-1