Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-614-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 33093
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VPR Score: 6.7

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that PowerPC kernels did not correctly handle reporting certain system details. By requesting a specific set of information, a local attacker could cause a system crash resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6694)

A race condition was discovered between dnotify fcntl() and close() in the kernel. If a local attacker performed malicious dnotify requests, they could cause memory consumption leading to a denial of service, or possibly send arbitrary signals to any process. (CVE-2008-1375)

On SMP systems, a race condition existed in fcntl(). Local attackers could perform malicious locks, causing system crashes and leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-1669)

The tehuti network driver did not correctly handle certain IO functions. A local attacker could perform malicious requests to the driver, potentially accessing kernel memory, leading to privilege escalation or access to private system information. (CVE-2008-1675).

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/614-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33093

File Name: ubuntu_USN-614-1.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/4/2008

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:avm-fritz-firmware-2.6.24-18, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:avm-fritz-kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fglrx-amdcccle, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fglrx-control, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fglrx-kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-backports-modules-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-backports-modules-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-backports-modules-2.6-openvz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-backports-modules-2.6-rt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-backports-modules-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-backports-modules-2.6-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-backports-modules-2.6-xen, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-doc-2.6.24, 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-openvz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-rt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-xen, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lbm-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lbm-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lbm-2.6-openvz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lbm-2.6-rt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lbm-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lbm-2.6-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lbm-2.6-xen, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lum-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lum-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lum-2.6-openvz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lum-2.6-rt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lum-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lum-2.6-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-lum-2.6-xen, 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-lpia, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-lpiacompat, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-openvz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-rt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-xen, 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-debug-2.6-virtual, 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-restricted-modules-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-restricted-modules-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-restricted-modules-2.6-openvz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-restricted-modules-2.6-rt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-restricted-modules-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-restricted-modules-2.6-xen, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-restricted-modules-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-source-2.6.24, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6-386, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6-openvz, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6-rt, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6-xen, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-glx, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-glx-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-glx-legacy, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-glx-legacy-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-glx-new, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-glx-new-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-legacy-kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nvidia-new-kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xorg-driver-fglrx, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xorg-driver-fglrx-dev, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 6/3/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/29/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6694, CVE-2008-1375, CVE-2008-1669, CVE-2008-1675

USN: 614-1

CWE: 94, 362, 399