Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-1996-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 70542


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


Dan Carpenter discovered an information leak in the HP Smart Aray and Compaq SMART2 disk-array driver in the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory.

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: Low

ID: 70542

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1996-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/22

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC: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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2147

BID: 60280

OSVDB: 94027

USN: 1996-1