Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-2037-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71204

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's KVM (kernel virtual machine). An administrative user in the guest OS could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service in the host OS. (CVE-2012-2121)

Multiple integer overflow flaws where discovered in the Alchemy LCD frame- buffer drivers in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2013-4511).

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-2.6-ec2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2037-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71204

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2037-1.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/04

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-ec2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/12/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2012/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-2121, CVE-2013-4511

BID: 53162, 63512

USN: 2037-1