Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : linux-source-2.6.15/2.6.17 vulnerabilities (USN-451-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 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 :

The kernel key management code did not correctly handle key reuse. A
local attacker could create many key requests, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2007-0006)

The kernel NFS code did not correctly validate NFSACL2 ACCESS
requests. If a system was serving NFS mounts, a remote attacker could
send a specially crafted packet, leading to a denial of service.

When dumping core, the kernel did not correctly handle PT_INTERP
processes. A local attacker could create situations where they could
read the contents of otherwise unreadable executable programs.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28048 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0006