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) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 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).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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 : 5.4
(CVSS2#E:POC/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

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