Ubuntu 4.10 : linux-source-2.6.8.1 vulnerability (USN-39-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-30-1 fixed several flaws in the Linux ELF binary loader's handling
of setuid binaries. Unfortunately it was found that these patches were
not sufficient to prevent all possible attacks on 64-bit platforms, so
previous amd64 kernel images were still vulnerable to root privilege
escalation if setuid binaries were run under certain conditions.

This issue does not affect the i386 and powerpc platforms.

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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20655 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-1074