Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : Linux kernel vulnerability (USN-6645-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 190818

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security update.

Description

The remote Ubuntu 14.04 LTS host has a package installed that is affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the USN-6645-1 advisory.

- A memory leak problem was found in ctnetlink_create_conntrack in net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_netlink.c in the Linux Kernel. This issue may allow a local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges to cause a denial of service (DoS) attack due to a refcount overflow. (CVE-2023-7192)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.

Solution

Update the affected kernel package.

See Also

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6645-1

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 190818

File Name: ubuntu_USN-6645-1.nasl

Version: 1.0

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/20/2024

Updated: 2/20/2024

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-7192

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04:-:lts, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13.0-196-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13.0-196-lowlatency

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/20/2024

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/17/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-7192

USN: 6645-1