Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
It was discovered that there were multiple NULL pointer function
dereferences in the Linux kernel terminal handling code. A local
attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as root, or
crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-2812)
The do_change_type routine did not correctly validation administrative
users. A local attacker could exploit this to block mount points or
cause private mounts to be shared, leading to denial of service or a
possible loss of privacy. (CVE-2008-2931)
Tobias Klein discovered that the OSS interface through ALSA did not
correctly validate the device number. A local attacker could exploit
this to access sensitive kernel memory, leading to a denial of service
or a loss of privacy. (CVE-2008-3272)
Zoltan Sogor discovered that new directory entries could be added to
already deleted directories. A local attacker could exploit this,
filling up available memory and disk space, leading to a denial of
In certain situations, the fix for CVE-2008-0598 from USN-623-1 was
causing infinite loops in the writev syscall. This update corrects the
mistake. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true