Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2660-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 84612


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


A race condition was discovered in the Linux kernel's file_handle size verification. A local user could exploit this flaw to read potentially sensative memory locations.

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: Low

ID: 84612

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2660-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/07/08

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:ND/RC: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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/07/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1420

OSVDB: 117759

USN: 2660-1