Ubuntu 5.04 / 5.10 / 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.10/-2.6.12/-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-347-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2006-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Sridhar Samudrala discovered a local Denial of Service vulnerability
in the handling of SCTP sockets. By opening such a socket with a
special SO_LINGER value, a local attacker could exploit this to crash
the kernel. (CVE-2006-4535)

Kirill Korotaev discovered that the ELF loader on the ia64 and sparc
platforms did not sufficiently verify the memory layout. By attempting
to execute a specially crafted executable, a local user could exploit
this to crash the kernel. (CVE-2006-4538).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 27927 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-4535
CVE-2006-4538