Ubuntu 6.06 LTS : linux-source-2.6.15 vulnerabilities (USN-331-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 27910
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Synopsis

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

Description

A Denial of service vulnerability was reported in iptables' SCTP conntrack module. On computers which use this iptables module, a remote attacker could exploit this to trigger a kernel crash.
(CVE-2006-2934)

A buffer overflow has been discovered in the dvd_read_bca() function.
By inserting a specially crafted DVD, USB stick, or similar automatically mounted removable device, a local user could crash the machine or potentially even execute arbitrary code with full root privileges. (CVE-2006-2935)

The ftdi_sio driver for serial USB ports did not limit the amount of pending data to be written. A local user could exploit this to drain all available kernel memory and thus render the system unusable.
(CVE-2006-2936)

Additionally, this update fixes a range of bugs.

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/331-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 27910

File Name: ubuntu_USN-331-1.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/10/2007

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 5.8

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-doc-2.6.15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-686, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-amd64-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-amd64-k8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-amd64-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-amd64-xeon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-686, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-amd64-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-amd64-k8, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-amd64-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-amd64-xeon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-source-2.6.15, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/3/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/30/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-2934, CVE-2006-2935, CVE-2006-2936

BID: 18847, 19033

USN: 331-1