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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 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 :

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.
(CVE-2007-0772)

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.
(CVE-2007-0958).

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 :

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: 28048 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0006
CVE-2007-0772
CVE-2007-0958