Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-oem vulnerabilities (USN-3697-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 110899

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that a NULL pointer dereference vulnerability existed in the DCCP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-1130)

Jann Horn discovered that the 32 bit adjtimex() syscall implementation for 64 bit Linux kernels did not properly initialize memory returned to user space in some situations. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-11508)

Wang Qize discovered that an information disclosure vulnerability existed in the SMBus driver for ACPI Embedded Controllers in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel pointer addresses). (CVE-2018-5750)

It was discovered that the SCTP Protocol implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate userspace provided payload lengths in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-5803)

It was discovered that an integer overflow error existed in the futex implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2018-6927)

It was discovered that an information leak vulnerability existed in the floppy driver in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-7755)

It was discovered that a memory leak existed in the SAS driver subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory exhaustion). (CVE-2018-7757).

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-4.13-oem and / or linux-image-oem packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 110899

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3697-2.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/03

Modified: 2018/08/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.13-oem, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-oem, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-1130, CVE-2018-11508, CVE-2018-5750, CVE-2018-5803, CVE-2018-6927, CVE-2018-7755, CVE-2018-7757

USN: 3697-2