Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-aws, linux-gke vulnerabilities (USN-3364-3)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly initialize a
Wake- on-Lan data structure. A local attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2014-9900)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly restrict
access to /proc/iomem. A local attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information. (CVE-2015-8944)

Alexander Potapenko discovered a race condition in the Advanced Linux
Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel
memory). (CVE-2017-1000380)

Li Qiang discovered that the DRM driver for VMware Virtual GPUs in the
Linux kernel did not properly validate some ioctl arguments. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-7346)

Jann Horn discovered that bpf in Linux kernel does not restrict the
output of the print_bpf_insn function. A local attacker could use this
to obtain sensitive address information. (CVE-2017-9150)

Murray McAllister discovered that the DRM driver for VMware Virtual
GPUs in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory. A local
attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel
memory). (CVE-2017-9605).

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 :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.2
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 101973 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-9900
CVE-2015-8944
CVE-2017-1000380
CVE-2017-7346
CVE-2017-9150
CVE-2017-9605

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