Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1268-1)

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 CIFS incorrectly handled authentication. When a
user had a CIFS share mounted that required authentication, a local
user could mount the same share without knowing the correct password.
(CVE-2011-1585)

It was discovered that the GRE protocol incorrectly handled netns
initialization. A remote attacker could send a packet while the ip_gre
module was loading, and crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-1767)

It was discovered that the IP/IP protocol incorrectly handled netns
initialization. A remote attacker could send a packet while the ipip
module was loading, and crash the system, leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-1768)

Vasily Averin discovered that the NFS Lock Manager (NLM) incorrectly
handled unlock requests. A local attacker could exploit this to cause
a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2491)

Robert Swiecki discovered that mapping extensions were incorrectly
handled. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system,
leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2496)

Ben Pfaff discovered that Classless Queuing Disciplines (qdiscs) were
being incorrectly handled. A local attacker could exploit this to
crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-2525)

Yasuaki Ishimatsu discovered a flaw in the kernel's clock
implementation. A local unprivileged attacker could exploit this
causing a denial of service. (CVE-2011-3209).

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 : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56911 ()

Bugtraq ID: 47852
47853
48641
50311

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1585
CVE-2011-1767
CVE-2011-1768
CVE-2011-2491
CVE-2011-2496
CVE-2011-2525
CVE-2011-3209