Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-saucy vulnerabilities (USN-2177-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) subsystem of
the Linux kernel. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to execute
arbitrary code on the host OS. (CVE-2014-0049)

Al Viro discovered an error in how CIFS in the Linux kernel handles
uncached write operations. An unprivileged local user could exploit
this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash), obtain
sensitive information from kernel memory, or possibly gain privileges.
(CVE-2014-0069).

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 linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic and / or
linux-image-3.11.0-20-generic-lpae packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 73726 ()

Bugtraq ID: 65588
65909

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0049
CVE-2014-0069

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