Ubuntu 6.10 : linux-source-2.6.17 vulnerabilities (USN-509-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28113


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


A flaw in the sysfs_readdir function allowed a local user to cause a denial of service by dereferencing a NULL pointer. (CVE-2007-3104)

A buffer overflow was discovered in the random number generator. In environments with granular assignment of root privileges, a local attacker could gain additional privileges. (CVE-2007-3105)

A flaw was discovered in the usblcd driver. A local attacker could cause large amounts of kernel memory consumption, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-3513)

It was discovered that certain setuid-root processes did not correctly reset process death signal handlers. A local user could manipulate this to send signals to processes they would not normally have access to. (CVE-2007-3848)

The Direct Rendering Manager for the i915 driver could be made to write to arbitrary memory locations. An attacker with access to a running X11 session could send a specially crafted buffer and gain root privileges. (CVE-2007-3851)

It was discovered that the aacraid SCSI driver did not correctly check permissions on certain ioctls. A local attacker could cause a denial of service or gain privileges. (CVE-2007-4308).

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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28113

File Name: ubuntu_USN-509-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-doc-2.6.17, 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-generic, 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-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-debug-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-debug-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-debug-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-kdump, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-kernel-devel, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-libc-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-source-2.6.17, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/08/30

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3104, CVE-2007-3105, CVE-2007-3513, CVE-2007-3848, CVE-2007-3851, CVE-2007-4308

OSVDB: 37115, 37116, 37122, 37124, 37288, 37289

USN: 509-1

CWE: 119, 399