Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : linux, linux-{ec2,source-2.6.15} vulnerabilities (USN-1023-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Nelson Elhage discovered several problems with the Acorn Econet
protocol driver. A local user could cause a denial of service via a
NULL pointer dereference, escalate privileges by overflowing the
kernel stack, and assign Econet addresses to arbitrary interfaces.
(CVE-2010-3848, CVE-2010-3849, CVE-2010-3850)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the VIA video driver did not correctly
clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read
kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4082).

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 50843 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45072

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3848
CVE-2010-3849
CVE-2010-3850
CVE-2010-4082