Ubuntu 11.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1211-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 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)

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)

Vasiliy Kulikov and Dan Rosenberg discovered that ecryptfs did not
correctly check the origin of mount points. A local attacker could
exploit this to trick the system into unmounting arbitrary mount
points, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1833)

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)

It was discovered that GFS2 did not correctly check block sizes. A
local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a
denial of service. (CVE-2011-2689)

Fernando Gont discovered that the IPv6 stack used predictable fragment
identification numbers. A remote attacker could exploit this to
exhaust network resources, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-2699)

The performance counter subsystem did not correctly handle certain
counters. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2918)

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
service. (CVE-2011-3637)

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).

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 : 6.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : false