Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3822-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 118973

Synopsis

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

Description

Jim Mattson discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel mismanages the #BP and #OF exceptions. A local attacker in a guest virtual machine could use this to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash). (CVE-2016-9588)

It was discovered that the generic SCSI driver in the Linux kernel did not properly enforce permissions on kernel memory access. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information or possibly elevate privileges. (CVE-2017-13168)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the CDC USB Ethernet driver did not properly validate device descriptors. A physically proximate attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-16649)

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the CD-ROM driver of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2018-16658)

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the HID Bluetooth implementation in the Linux kernel that could lead to a buffer overwrite. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-9363).

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/3822-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 118973

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3822-1.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/15

Updated: 2019/03/21

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 8.4

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/14

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/12/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9588, CVE-2017-13168, CVE-2017-16649, CVE-2018-16658, CVE-2018-9363

USN: 3822-1