Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2415-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2014-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2014-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Andy Lutomirski discovered that the Linux kernel was not checking the
CAP_SYS_ADMIN when remounting filesystems to read-only. A local user
could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (loss of
writability).

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 : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 79431 ()

Bugtraq ID: 70314

CVE ID: CVE-2014-7975

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