Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1146-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Kees Cook discovered that some ethtool functions did not correctly
clear heap memory. A local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges
could exploit this to read portions of kernel heap memory, leading to
a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4655)

Kees Cook discovered that the IOWarrior USB device driver did not
correctly check certain size fields. A local attacker with physical
access could plug in a specially crafted USB device to crash the
system or potentially gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4656)

Goldwyn Rodrigues discovered that the OCFS2 filesystem did not
correctly clear memory when writing certain file holes. A local
attacker could exploit this to read uninitialized data from the disk,
leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-0463)

Jens Kuehnel discovered that the InfiniBand driver contained a race
condition. On systems using InfiniBand, a local attacker could send
specially crafted requests to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-0695)

Rafael Dominguez Vega discovered that the caiaq Native Instruments USB
driver did not correctly validate string lengths. A local attacker
with physical access could plug in a specially crafted USB device to
crash the system or potentially gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-0712)

Timo Warns discovered that LDM partition parsing routines did not
correctly calculate block counts. A local attacker with physical
access could plug in a specially crafted block device to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1012)

Timo Warns discovered that the LDM disk partition handling code did
not correctly handle certain values. By inserting a specially crafted
disk device, a local attacker could exploit this to gain root
privileges. (CVE-2011-1017)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the pidmap function did not correctly
handle large requests. A local attacker could exploit this to crash
the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1593).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

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