Ubuntu 12.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2114-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72577
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionVasily Kulikov reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's implementation of ptrace. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2929)
A flaw in the handling of memory regions of the kernel virtual machine (KVM) subsystem was discovered. A local user with the ability to assign a device could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory consumption). (CVE-2013-4592)
Nico Golde and Fabian Yamaguchi reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's debugfs filesystem. An administrative local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (OOPS). (CVE-2013-6378)
Nico Golde and Fabian Yamaguchi reported a flaw in the driver for Adaptec AACRAID scsi raid devices in the Linux kernel. A local user could use this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly other unspecified impact. (CVE-2013-6380).
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SolutionUpdate the affected linux-image-3.5-generic and / or linux-image-3.5-highbank packages.