Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.10/-2.6.12/-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-346-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Denial of service vulnerability was reported in iptables' SCTP
conntrack module. On computers which use this iptables module, a
remote attacker could exploit this to trigger a kernel crash.
(CVE-2006-2934)

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the dvd_read_bca() function.
By inserting a specially crafted DVD, USB stick, or similar
automatically mounted removable device, a local user could crash the
machine or potentially even execute arbitrary code with full root
privileges. (CVE-2006-2935)

The ftdi_sio driver for serial USB ports did not limit the amount of
pending data to be written. A local user could exploit this to drain
all available kernel memory and thus render the system unusable.
(CVE-2006-2936)

James McKenzie discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the NFS
driver. When exporting an ext3 file system over NFS, a remote attacker
could exploit this to trigger a file system panic by sending a
specially crafted UDP packet. (CVE-2006-3468)

Wei Wang of McAfee Avert Labs discovered a buffer overflow in the
sctp_make_abort_user() function of iptables' SCTP module. On computers
which use this module, a local attacker could exploit this to execute
arbitrary code with root privileges. (CVE-2006-3745)

Olof Johansson discovered that the kernel did not disable the 'HID0'
bit on PowerPC 970 processors so that the ATTN instruction was
enabled. A local user could exploit this to crash the kernel. This
flaw only affects the powerpc architecture. (CVE-2006-4093)

The UDF file system does not handle extends larger than 1 GB, but did
not check for this restriction on truncating files. A local user could
exploit this to crash the kernel. (CVE-2006-4145).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27925 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2934
CVE-2006-2935
CVE-2006-2936
CVE-2006-3468
CVE-2006-3745
CVE-2006-4093
CVE-2006-4145