Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2133-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 72897


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


Mathy Vanhoef discovered an error in the the way the ath9k driver was handling the BSSID masking. A remote attacker could exploit this error to discover the original MAC address after a spoofing atack.

Andrew Honig reported an error in the Linux Kernel's Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) VAPIC synchronization operation. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-6368)

halfdog reported an error in the AMD K7 and K8 platform support in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw on AMD based systems to cause a denial of service (task kill) or possibly gain privileges via a crafted application. (CVE-2014-1438)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's hamradio YAM driver for AX.25 packet radio. A local user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-1446)

Matthew Thode reported a denial of service vulnerability in the Linux kernel when SELinux support is enabled. A local user with the CAP_MAC_ADMIN capability (and the SELinux mac_admin permission if running in enforcing mode) could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel crash). (CVE-2014-1874).

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 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 72897

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2133-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/03/10

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-highbank, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4579, CVE-2013-6368, CVE-2014-1438, CVE-2014-1446, CVE-2014-1874

USN: 2133-1