Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3099-1)

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 :

Vladimir Benes discovered an unbounded recursion in the VLAN and TEB
Generic Receive Offload (GRO) processing implementations in the Linux
kernel, A remote attacker could use this to cause a stack corruption,
leading to a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-7039)

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 s390 SCLP console
driver for the Linux kernel when handling ioctl()s. A local attacker
could use this to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory.
(CVE-2016-6130)

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 linux-image-4.4-generic,
linux-image-4.4-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-4.4-lowlatency
packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:UR)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 93956 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6130
CVE-2016-6480
CVE-2016-6828
CVE-2016-7039

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now