Ubuntu 14.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2240-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Pinkie Pie discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's futex subsystem. An
unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2014-3153)

An information leak was discovered in the netfilter subsystem of the
Linux kernel. An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive
information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-2568)

Sasha Levin reported a bug in the Linux kernel's virtual memory
management subsystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit this
flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-3122).

Solution :

Update the affected linux-image-3.13.0-29-generic,
linux-image-3.13.0-29-generic-lpae and / or
linux-image-3.13.0-29-lowlatency 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 : 6.3
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 74360 ()

Bugtraq ID: 66348

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2568
CVE-2014-3122
CVE-2014-3153