Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3208-2)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-3208-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04
LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux
Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu
14.04 LTS.

It was discovered that the generic SCSI block layer in the Linux
kernel did not properly restrict write operations in certain
situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of
service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2016-10088)

CAI Qian discovered that the sysctl implementation in the Linux kernel
did not properly perform reference counting in some situations. An
unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service
(system hang). (CVE-2016-9191)

Jim Mattson discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel
mismanages the #BP and #OF exceptions. A local attacker in a guest
virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service (guest OS
crash). (CVE-2016-9588)

Andy Lutomirski and Willy Tarreau discovered that the KVM
implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly emulate
instructions on the SS segment register. A local attacker in a guest
virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service (guest OS
crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges in the guest OS.
(CVE-2017-2583)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux
kernel improperly emulated certain instructions. A local attacker
could use this to obtain sensitive information (kernel memory).
(CVE-2017-2584)

It was discovered that the KLSI KL5KUSB105 serial-to-USB device driver
in the Linux kernel did not properly initialize memory related to
logging. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive
information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-5549)

Andrey Konovalov discovered a use-after-free vulnerability in the DCCP
implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to
cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain
administrative privileges. (CVE-2017-6074).

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 97323 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-10088
CVE-2016-9191
CVE-2016-9588
CVE-2017-2583
CVE-2017-2584
CVE-2017-5549
CVE-2017-6074

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