Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerability (USN-3335-2)

high Nessus Plugin ID 100987
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3335-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

It was discovered that the stack guard page for processes in the Linux kernel was not sufficiently large enough to prevent overlapping with the heap. An attacker could leverage this with another vulnerability to execute arbitrary code and gain administrative privileges.

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. Note that the updated package may not be immediately available from the package repository and its mirrors.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100987

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3335-2.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/22/2017

Updated: 6/3/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 6/21/2017

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Solaris RSH Stack Clash Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-1000364

USN: 3335-2

IAVA: 2017-A-0288-S