Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1133-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Nelson Elhage discovered that Econet did not correctly handle AUN
packets over UDP. A local attacker could send specially crafted
traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the OSS subsystem did not handle name
termination correctly. A local attacker could exploit this crash the
system or gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4527)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that IRDA did not correctly check the size of
buffers. On non-x86 systems, a local attacker could exploit this to
read kernel heap memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4529)

Dan Carpenter discovered that the TTPCI DVB driver did not check
certain values during an ioctl. If the dvb-ttpci module was loaded, a
local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a
denial of service, or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-0521).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.1
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55094 ()

Bugtraq ID: 45321

CVE ID: CVE-2010-4342

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