Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1932-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 69417


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


Chanam Park reported a NULL pointer flaw in the Linux kernel's Ceph client. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-1059)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's fanotify interface. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2148)

Jonathan Salwan discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's cdrom driver. A local user can exploit this leak to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory if the CD-ROM drive is malfunctioning.

Kees Cook discovered a format string vulnerability in the Linux kernel's disk block layer. A local user with administrator privileges could exploit this flaw to gain kernel privileges. (CVE-2013-2851).

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-3.5-generic and / or linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69417

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1932-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/08/21

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.5-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.5-highbank, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1059, CVE-2013-2148, CVE-2013-2164, CVE-2013-2851

USN: 1932-1