Ubuntu 10.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1243-1)

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 security fix for CVE-2010-4250 introduced a
regression. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1479)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that taskstats did not enforce access
restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain
information, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2494)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that /proc/PID/io did not enforce access
restrictions. A local attacker could exploit this to read certain
information, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2495)

It was discovered that the EXT4 filesystem contained multiple
off-by-one flaws. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the
system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2695)

Christian Ohm discovered that the perf command looks for configuration
files in the current directory. If a privileged user were tricked into
running perf in a directory containing a malicious configuration file,
an attacker could run arbitrary commands and possibly gain privileges.
(CVE-2011-2905)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Comedi driver did not correctly
clear memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack
memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2011-2909)

Dan Kaminsky discovered that the kernel incorrectly handled random
sequence number generation. An attacker could use this flaw to
possibly predict sequence numbers and inject packets. (CVE-2011-3188)

Yogesh Sharma discovered that CIFS did not correctly handle UNCs that
had no prefixpaths. A local attacker with access to a CIFS partition
could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-3363).

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 : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56642 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47296

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4250
CVE-2011-1479
CVE-2011-2494
CVE-2011-2495
CVE-2011-2695
CVE-2011-2905
CVE-2011-2909
CVE-2011-3188
CVE-2011-3363

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