Ubuntu 18.04 LTS : linux-azure vulnerabilities (USN-3678-3)

High Nessus Plugin ID 110513

Synopsis

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

Description

Wen Xu discovered that the ext4 filesystem implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle corrupted meta data in some situations.
An attacker could use this to specially craft an ext4 file system that caused a denial of service (system crash) when mounted.
(CVE-2018-1092)

It was discovered that the 802.11 software simulator implementation in the Linux kernel contained a memory leak when handling certain error conditions. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2018-8087)

It was discovered that a memory leak existed in the Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) implementation in the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2018-10021).

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 linux-image-4.15-azure and / or linux-image-azure packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 110513

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3678-3.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/06/13

Modified: 2018/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSSv2

Base Score: 7.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.15-azure, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-azure, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:18.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/06/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10021, CVE-2018-1092, CVE-2018-8087

USN: 3678-3