Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 : linux-source-2.6.10, linux-source-2.6.12 vulnerability (USN-319-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-319-1 fixed a Linux kernel vulnerability in Ubuntu 6.06 LTS. This
followup advisory provides the corresponding updates for Ubuntu 5.04
and 5.10.

For reference, these are the details of the original USN :

A race condition has been discovered in the file permission handling
of the /proc file system. A local attacker could exploit this to
execute arbitrary code with full root 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27896 ()

Bugtraq ID: 18992

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3626