Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
halfdog discovered that OverlayFS, when mounting on top of a FUSE
mount, incorrectly propagated file attributes, including setuid. A
local unprivileged attacker could use this to gain privileges.
halfdog discovered that OverlayFS in the Linux kernel incorrectly
propagated security sensitive extended attributes, such as POSIX ACLs.
A local unprivileged attacker could use this to gain privileges.
It was discovered that the Linux kernel's Filesystem in Userspace
(FUSE) implementation did not handle initial zero length segments
properly. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(unkillable task). (CVE-2015-8785).
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.
Update the affected linux-image-3.16-generic,
linux-image-3.16-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.16-lowlatency
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : true