Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-quantal vulnerability (USN-2269-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76381


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


Andy Lutomirski discovered a flaw with the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall on x86_64 processors. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (System Crash) or potential gain administrative privileges.

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-3.5-generic package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76381

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2269-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/06

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-3.5-generic, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/07/05

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4699

BID: 68411

OSVDB: 108754

USN: 2269-1