Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1935-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Chanam Park reported a NULL pointer flaw in the Linux kernel's Ceph
client. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2013-1059)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's fanotify
interface. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive
information from kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2148)

Jonathan Salwan discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
cdrom driver. A local user can exploit this leak to obtain sensitive
information from kernel memory if the CD-ROM drive is malfunctioning.
(CVE-2013-2164)

Kees Cook discovered a format string vulnerability in the Linux
kernel's disk block layer. A local user with administrator privileges
could exploit this flaw to gain kernel privileges. (CVE-2013-2851)

Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered that the Linux kernel's IPv6 stack
does not correctly handle Router Advertisement (RA) message in some
cases. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2013-4125)

A vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel's vhost net driver.
A local user could cause a denial of service (system crash) by
powering on a virtual machine. (CVE-2013-4127).

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.8.0-29-generic package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69418 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1059
CVE-2013-2148
CVE-2013-2164
CVE-2013-2851
CVE-2013-4125
CVE-2013-4127