Ubuntu 7.04 : linux-source-2.6.20 vulnerabilities (USN-470-1)

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 :

USN-464-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel. Some
additional code changes were accidentally included in the Feisty
update which caused trouble for some people who were not using
UUID-based filesystem mounts. These changes have been reverted. We
apologize for the inconvenience. For more information see:
https://launchpad.net/bugs/117314 https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UsingUUID

Ilja van Sprundel discovered that Bluetooth setsockopt calls could
leak kernel memory contents via an uninitialized stack buffer. A local
attacker could exploit this flaw to view sensitive kernel information.
(CVE-2007-1353)

The GEODE-AES driver did not correctly initialize its encryption key.
Any data encrypted using this type of device would be easily
compromised. (CVE-2007-2451)

The random number generator was hashing a subset of the available
entropy, leading to slightly less random numbers. Additionally,
systems without an entropy source would be seeded with the same inputs
at boot time, leading to a repeatable series of random numbers.
(CVE-2007-2453).

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28071 ()

Bugtraq ID: 24390

CVE ID: CVE-2007-1353
CVE-2007-2451
CVE-2007-2453