Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-utopic vulnerability (USN-2529-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 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's Infiniband subsystem did not
properly sanitize its input parameters while registering memory
regions from userspace. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause
a denial of service (system crash) or to potentially gain
administrative privileges.

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 linux-image-3.16-generic,
linux-image-3.16-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.16-lowlatency
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:UR)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 81775 ()

Bugtraq ID: 73060

CVE ID: CVE-2014-8159

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