Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1189-1)

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 :

It was discovered that the /proc filesystem did not correctly handle
permission changes when programs executed. A local attacker could hold
open files to examine details about programs running with higher
privileges, potentially increasing the chances of exploiting
additional vulnerabilities. (CVE-2011-1020)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Bluetooth stack did not correctly
clear memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack
memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1078)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Bluetooth stack did not correctly
check that device name strings were NULL terminated. A local attacker
could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service, or leak contents of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2011-1079)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that bridge network filtering did not check
that name fields were NULL terminated. A local attacker could exploit
this to leak contents of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of
privacy. (CVE-2011-1080)

Johan Hovold discovered that the DCCP network stack did not correctly
handle certain packet combinations. A remote attacker could send
specially crafted network traffic that would crash the system, leading
to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1093)

Peter Huewe discovered that the TPM device did not correctly
initialize memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel
heap memory contents, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-1160)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the IRDA subsystem did not correctly
check certain field sizes. If a system was using IRDA, a remote
attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash the system or
gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1180)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the X.25 Rose network stack did not
correctly handle certain fields. If a system was running with Rose
enabled, a remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to
gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1493)

It was discovered that Bluetooth l2cap and rfcomm did not correctly
initialize structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read
portions of the kernel stack, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2011-2492)

Dan Rosenberg discovered flaws in the linux Rose (X.25 PLP) layer used
by amateur radio. A local user or a remote user on an X.25 network
could exploit these flaws to execute arbitrary code as root.
(CVE-2011-4913)

Ben Hutchings discovered several flaws in the Linux Rose (X.25 PLP)
layer. A local user or a remote user on an X.25 network could exploit
these flaws to execute arbitrary code as root. (CVE-2011-4914).

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 : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.1
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true