Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 / 9.04 : linux, linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerability (USN-819-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy and Julien Tinnes discovered that Linux did not
correctly initialize certain socket operation function pointers. A
local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. By default,
Ubuntu 8.04 and later with a non-zero /proc/sys/vm/mmap_min_addr
setting were not vulnerable.

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)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 40658 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36038

CVE ID: CVE-2009-2692