Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerabilities (USN-1971-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70192


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


Vince Weaver discovered a flaw in the perf subsystem of the Linux kernel on ARM platforms. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash).

A memory leak was discovered in the user namespace facility of the Linux kernel. A local user could cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via the CLONE_NEWUSER unshare call. (CVE-2013-4205).

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: Medium

ID: 70192

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1971-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/09/28

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/09/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4205, CVE-2013-4254

OSVDB: 96069, 96426

USN: 1971-1