Ubuntu 4.10 / 5.04 : linux-source-2.6.10, linux-source- vulnerabilities (USN-143-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

A Denial of Service vulnerability has been discovered in the ptrace()
call on the amd64 platform. By calling ptrace() with specially crafted
('non-canonical') addresses, a local attacker could cause the kernel
to crash. This only affects the amd64 platform. (CAN-2005-1762)

ZouNanHai discovered that a local user could hang the kernel by
invoking syscall() with specially crafted arguments. This only affects
the amd64 platform when running in the 32 bit compatibility mode.

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 :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20536 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-1762

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