Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2015 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
Sasha Levin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's point-to-point
protocol (PPP) when used with the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP).
A local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative
Michael S. Tsirkin discovered an information leak in the Linux
kernel's segmentation of skbs when using the zerocopy feature of
vhost-net. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to gain
potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-0131)
Salva PeirÃ³ discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's
media- device driver. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to
obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-1739)
An flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's audit subsystem when
auditing certain syscalls. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to
obtain potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or
cause a denial of service (OOPS). (CVE-2014-3917)
A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's implementation of user
namespaces with respect to inode permissions. A local user could
exploit this flaw by creating a user namespace to gain administrative
An information leak was discovered in the rd_mcp backend of the iSCSI
target subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this
flaw to obtain sensitive information from ramdisk_mcp memory by
leveraging access to a SCSI initiator. (CVE-2014-4027)
Don Bailey discovered a flaw in the LZO decompress algorithm used by
the Linux kernel. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a
denial of service (memory corruption or OOPS). (CVE-2014-4608).
Update the affected linux-image-3.5.0-54-generic package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 76564 ()
Bugtraq ID: 66101676996798567988680486821468683
CVE ID: CVE-2014-0131CVE-2014-1739CVE-2014-3917CVE-2014-4014CVE-2014-4027CVE-2014-4608CVE-2014-4943
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