Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
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)
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)
Dan Rosenberg discovered that the DCCP stack did not correctly handle
certain packet structures. A remote attacker could exploit this to
crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1770)
Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats listeners were not correctly
handled. A local attacker could exploit this to exhaust memory and CPU
resources, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2484)
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.
A flaw was found in the Linux kernel's /proc/*/*map* interface. A
local, unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
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).
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8