Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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
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
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 36279 ()
Bugtraq ID: 3267633503
CVE ID: CVE-2008-5079CVE-2008-5182CVE-2008-5300CVE-2008-5395CVE-2008-5700CVE-2008-5702
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