Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3291-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100252

Synopsis

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

Description

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the generic SCSI (sg) subsystem in the Linux kernel contained a stack-based buffer overflow. A local attacker with access to an sg device could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-7187)

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference existed in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for VMware devices in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-7261)

Li Qiang discovered that an integer overflow vulnerability existed in the Direct Rendering Manager (DRM) driver for VMware devices in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-7294)

It was discovered that an information leak existed in the set_mempolicy and mbind compat syscalls in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-7616).

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.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3291-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100252

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3291-1.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/17

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7187, CVE-2017-7261, CVE-2017-7294, CVE-2017-7616

USN: 3291-1