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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2015 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27896 ()

Bugtraq ID: 18992

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3626