Ubuntu 8.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-715-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly manage
socket counts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system
hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5079)

It was discovered that the inotify subsystem contained watch removal
race conditions. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5182)

Dann Frazier discovered that in certain situations sendmsg did not
correctly release allocated memory. A local attacker could exploit
this to force the system to run out of free memory, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2008-5300)

Helge Deller discovered that PA-RISC stack unwinding was not handled
correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading do a denial of service. This did not affect official Ubuntu
kernels, but was fixed in the source for anyone performing HPPA kernel
builds. (CVE-2008-5395)

It was discovered that the ATA subsystem did not correctly set
timeouts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5700)

It was discovered that the ib700 watchdog timer did not correctly
check buffer sizes. A local attacker could send a specially crafted
ioctl to the device to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2008-5702).

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: 36279 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-5079
CVE-2008-5182
CVE-2008-5300
CVE-2008-5395
CVE-2008-5700
CVE-2008-5702