Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3406-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 102820

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that an out of bounds read vulnerability existed in the associative array implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2016-7914)

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)

It was discovered that the USB Cypress HID drivers for the Linux kernel did not properly validate reported information from the device.
An attacker with physical access could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2017-7273)

A reference count bug was discovered in the Linux kernel ipx protocol stack. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or possibly other unspecified problems. (CVE-2017-7487)

Huang Weller discovered that the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel mishandled a needs-flushing-before-commit list. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2017-7495)

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/3406-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 102820

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3406-1.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/29

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-3.13-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-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:14.04

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: 2017/08/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-7914, CVE-2017-7261, CVE-2017-7273, CVE-2017-7487, CVE-2017-7495, CVE-2017-7616

USN: 3406-1