Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
A remote Denial of Service vulnerability was discovered in the
Netfilter IP packet handler. This allowed a remote attacker to crash
the machine by sending specially crafted IP packet fragments.
The Netfilter code also contained a memory leak. Certain locally
generated packet fragments are reassembled twice, which caused a
double allocation of a data structure. This could be locally exploited
to crash the machine due to kernel memory exhaustion. (CAN-2005-0210)
Ben Martel and Stephen Blackheath found a remote Denial of Service
vulnerability in the PPP driver. This allowed a malicious pppd client
to crash the server machine. (CAN-2005-0384)
Georgi Guninski discovered a buffer overflow in the ATM driver. The
atm_get_addr() function does not validate its arguments sufficiently,
which could allow a local attacker to overwrite large portions of
kernel memory by supplying a negative length argument. This could
eventually lead to arbitrary code execution. (CAN-2005-0531)
Georgi Guninski also discovered three other integer comparison
problems in the TTY layer, in the /proc interface and the ReiserFS
driver. However, the previous Ubuntu security update (kernel version
220.127.116.11-16.11) already contained a patch which checks the arguments to
these functions at a higher level and thus prevents these flaws from
being exploited. (CAN-2005-0529, CAN-2005-0530, CAN-2005-0532)
Georgi Guninski discovered an integer overflow in the sys_epoll_wait()
function which allowed local users to overwrite the first few kB of
physical memory. However, very few applications actually use this
space (dosemu is a notable exception), but potentially this could lead
to privilege escalation. (CAN-2005-0736)
Eric Anholt discovered a race condition in the Radeon DRI driver. In
some cases this allowed a local user with DRI privileges on a Radeon
card to execute arbitrary code with root privileges.
Finally this update fixes a regression in the NFS server driver which
was introduced in the previous security update (kernel version
18.104.22.168-16.11). We apologize for the inconvenience.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8