Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3097-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Marco Grassi discovered a use-after-free condition could occur in the
TCP retransmit queue handling code in the Linux kernel. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2016-6828)

Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the audit subsystem in the
Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to corrupt audit logs or
disrupt system-call auditing. (CVE-2016-6136)

Pengfei Wang discovered a race condition in the Adaptec AAC RAID
controller driver in the Linux kernel when handling ioctl()s. A local
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2016-6480).

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 : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:U/RC:UC)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93953 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6136
CVE-2016-6480
CVE-2016-6828

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