Ubuntu 16.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3162-1)

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 :

CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace
exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's
mount table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash). (CVE-2016-6213)

It was discovered that the KVM implementation for x86/x86_64 in the
Linux kernel could dereference a NULL pointer. An attacker in a guest
virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service (system
crash) in the KVM host. (CVE-2016-8630)

Eyal Itkin discovered that the IP over IEEE 1394 (FireWire)
implementation in the Linux kernel contained a buffer overflow when
handling fragmented packets. A remote attacker could use this to
possibly execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges.
(CVE-2016-8633)

Marco Grassi discovered that the TCP implementation in the Linux
kernel mishandles socket buffer (skb) truncation. A local attacker
could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2016-8645)

It was discovered that the keyring implementation in the Linux kernel
improperly handled crypto registration in conjunction with successful
key- type registration. A local attacker could use this to cause a
denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-9313)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the SCTP implementation in the Linux
kernel improperly handled validation of incoming data. A remote
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2016-9555).

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 :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 7.4
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95999 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-6213
CVE-2016-8630
CVE-2016-8633
CVE-2016-8645
CVE-2016-9313
CVE-2016-9555

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