Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-578-1)

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 :

The minix filesystem did not properly validate certain filesystem
values. If a local attacker could trick the system into attempting to
mount a corrupted minix filesystem, the kernel could be made to hang
for long periods of time, resulting in a denial of service.
(CVE-2006-6058)

Alexander Schulze discovered that the skge driver does not properly
use the spin_lock and spin_unlock functions. Remote attackers could
exploit this by sending a flood of network traffic and cause a denial
of service (crash). (CVE-2006-7229)

Hugh Dickins discovered that hugetlbfs performed certain prio_tree
calculations using HPAGE_SIZE instead of PAGE_SIZE. A local user could
exploit this and cause a denial of service via kernel panic.
(CVE-2007-4133)

Chris Evans discovered an issue with certain drivers that use the
ieee80211_rx function. Remote attackers could send a crafted 802.11
frame and cause a denial of service via crash. (CVE-2007-4997)

Alex Smith discovered an issue with the pwc driver for certain webcam
devices. A local user with physical access to the system could remove
the device while a userspace application had it open and cause the USB
subsystem to block. (CVE-2007-5093)

Scott James Remnant discovered a coding error in ptrace. Local users
could exploit this and cause the kernel to enter an infinite loop.
(CVE-2007-5500)

Venustech AD-LAB discovered a buffer overflow in the isdn net
subsystem. This issue is exploitable by local users via crafted input
to the isdn_ioctl function. (CVE-2007-6063)

It was discovered that the isdn subsystem did not properly check for
NULL termination when performing ioctl handling. A local user could
exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6151)

Blake Frantz discovered that when a root process overwrote an existing
core file, the resulting core file retained the previous core file's
ownership. Local users could exploit this to gain access to sensitive
information. (CVE-2007-6206)

Hugh Dickins discovered the when using the tmpfs filesystem, under
rare circumstances, a kernel page may be improperly cleared. A local
user may be able to exploit this and read sensitive kernel data or
cause a denial of service via crash. (CVE-2007-6417)

Bill Roman discovered that the VFS subsystem did not properly check
access modes. A local user may be able to gain removal privileges on
directories. (CVE-2008-0001).

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true