Ubuntu 15.10 : linux vulnerability (USN-2858-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Nathan Williams discovered that overlayfs in the Linux kernel
incorrectly handled setattr operations. A local unprivileged attacker
could use this to create files with administrative permission
attributes and execute arbitrary code with elevated 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-4.2-generic,
linux-image-4.2-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-4.2-lowlatency
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 87759 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-8660

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