Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-saucy vulnerabilities (USN-2042-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 71208


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


A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's dm snapshot facility. A remote authenticated user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information or modify/corrupt data. (CVE-2013-4299)

Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's UDP Fragmenttation Offload (UFO). An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-4470).

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-3.11-generic and / or linux-image-3.11-generic-lpae packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 71208

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2042-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/12/04

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.11-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.11-generic-lpae, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-: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

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4299, CVE-2013-4470

BID: 63183, 63359

OSVDB: 98634, 98941

USN: 2042-1