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

low Nessus Plugin ID 70542

Synopsis

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

Description

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.

Solution

Update the affected linux-image-3.5-generic and / or linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1996-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 70542

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1996-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/22/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2147

BID: 60280

USN: 1996-1