Ubuntu 6.10 / 7.04 / 7.10 : linux-source-2.6.17/20/22 vulnerability (USN-577-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Wojciech Purczynski discovered that the vmsplice system call did not
properly perform verification of user-memory pointers. A local
attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary kernel memory and
gain root privileges. (CVE-2008-0600).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 31092 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0600