Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS : linux, linux-source-2.6.15/22 vulnerabilities (USN-659-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 36681
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the direct-IO subsystem did not correctly validate certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2007-6716)

It was discovered that the disabling of the ZERO_PAGE optimization could lead to large memory consumption. A local attacker could exploit this to allocate all available memory, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2008-2372)

It was discovered that the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) did not correctly validate its arguments. If DCCP was in use, a remote attacker could send specially crafted network traffic and cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3276)

It was discovered that the SBNI WAN driver did not correctly check for the NET_ADMIN capability. A malicious local root user lacking CAP_NET_ADMIN would be able to change the WAN device configuration, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3525)

It was discovered that the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) did not correctly validate the key length in the SCTP_AUTH_KEY option.
If SCTP is in use, a remote attacker could send specially crafted network traffic that would crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3526)

It was discovered that the tmpfs implementation did not correctly handle certain sequences of inode operations. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2008-3534)

It was discovered that the readv/writev functions did not correctly handle certain sequences of file operations. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2008-3535)

It was discovered that SCTP did not correctly validate its userspace arguments. A local attacker could call certain sctp_* functions with malicious options and cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3792, CVE-2008-4113, CVE-2008-4445)

It was discovered the the i915 video driver did not correctly validate memory addresses. A local attacker could exploit this to remap memory that could cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2008-3831)

Johann Dahm and David Richter discovered that NFSv4 did not correctly handle certain file ACLs. If NFSv4 is in use, a local attacker could create a malicious ACL that could cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-3915).

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/659-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 36681

File Name: ubuntu_USN-659-1.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 7.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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-doc-2.6.22, 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-2.6-686, 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-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-ume, 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-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-cell, 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-ume, 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-source-2.6.15, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-source-2.6.22, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-source-2.6.24, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 10/27/2008

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/2/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6716, CVE-2008-2372, CVE-2008-3276, CVE-2008-3525, CVE-2008-3526, CVE-2008-3534, CVE-2008-3535, CVE-2008-3792, CVE-2008-3831, CVE-2008-3915, CVE-2008-4113, CVE-2008-4445

BID: 31515, 31792

USN: 659-1

CWE: 20, 119, 189, 200, 264, 399