Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1072-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 52475

Synopsis

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

Description

Gleb Napatov discovered that KVM did not correctly check certain privileged operations. A local attacker with access to a guest kernel could exploit this to crash the host system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-0435)

Dave Chinner discovered that the XFS filesystem did not correctly order inode lookups when exported by NFS. A remote attacker could exploit this to read or write disk blocks that had changed file assignment or had become unlinked, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-2943)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that several network ioctls did not clear kernel memory correctly. A local user could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-3297)

Dan Jacobson discovered that ThinkPad video output was not correctly access controlled. A local attacker could exploit this to hang the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3448)

It was discovered that KVM did not correctly initialize certain CPU registers. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3698)

It was discovered that Xen did not correctly clean up threads. A local attacker in a guest system could exploit this to exhaust host system resources, leading to a denial of serivce. (CVE-2010-3699)

Brad Spengler discovered that stack memory for new a process was not correctly calculated. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3858)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel TIPC implementation contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could exploit this to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3859)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation incorrectly parsed facilities. A remote attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3873)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel X.25 implementation did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-3875)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the Linux kernel sockets implementation did not properly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3876)

Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the TIPC interface did not correctly initialize certain structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-3877)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the Linux kernel IPv4 implementation did not properly audit certain bytecodes in netlink messages. A local attacker could exploit this to cause the kernel to hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3880)

Kees Cook and Vasiliy Kulikov discovered that the shm interface did not clear kernel memory correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4072)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the USB subsystem did not correctly initialize certian structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4074)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the SiS video driver did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4078)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the ivtv V4L driver did not correctly initialize certian structures. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4079)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RME Hammerfall DSP audio interface driver did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the semctl syscall did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4083)

James Bottomley discovered that the ICP vortex storage array controller driver did not validate certain sizes. A local attacker on a 64bit system could exploit this to crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4157)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Linux kernel L2TP implementation contained multiple integer signedness errors. A local attacker could exploit this to to crash the kernel, or possibly gain root privileges.
(CVE-2010-4160)

It was discovered that multithreaded exec did not handle CPU timers correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4248).

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/1072-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 52475

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1072-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/01

Updated: 2019/03/26

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.9

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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-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-source-2.6.24, 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: 2011/02/25

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0435, CVE-2010-2943, CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-3297, CVE-2010-3448, CVE-2010-3698, CVE-2010-3699, CVE-2010-3858, CVE-2010-3859, CVE-2010-3873, CVE-2010-3875, CVE-2010-3876, CVE-2010-3877, CVE-2010-3880, CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4074, CVE-2010-4078, CVE-2010-4079, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-4083, CVE-2010-4157, CVE-2010-4160, CVE-2010-4248

BID: 38607, 42527, 42582, 43221, 43229, 43809, 43810, 44301, 44354, 44500, 44630, 44642, 44648, 44665, 44762, 45028, 45039, 45054, 45058, 45062, 45063, 45074

USN: 1072-1