USN-1394-1 : Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 58289

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Aristide Fattori and Roberto Paleari reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of IPv4 icmp packets. A remote user could exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1927)

Vegard Nossum discovered a leak in the kernel's inotify_init() system call. A local, unprivileged user could exploit this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4250)

An error was discovered in the kernel's handling of CUSE (Character device in Userspace). A local attacker might exploit this flaw to escalate privilege, if access to /dev/cuse has been modified to allow non-root users. (CVE-2010-4650)

A flaw was found in the kernel's Integrity Measurement Architecture (IMA). Changes made by an attacker might not be discovered by IMA, if SELinux was disabled, and a new IMA rule was loaded. (CVE-2011-0006)

A flaw was found in the Linux Ethernet bridge's handling of IGMP (Internet Group Management Protocol) packets. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to crash the system. (CVE-2011-0716)

Dan Rosenberg reported errors in the OSS (Open Sound System) MIDI interface. A local attacker on non-x86 systems might be able to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1476)

Dan Rosenberg reported errors in the kernel's OSS (Open Sound System) driver for Yamaha FM synthesizer chips. A local user can exploit this to cause memory corruption, causing a denial of service or privilege escalation. (CVE-2011-1477)

Dan Rosenberg reported an error in the old ABI compatibility layer of ARM kernels. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or gain root privileges. (CVE-2011-1759)

Ben Hutchings reported a flaw in the kernel's handling of corrupt LDM partitions. A local user could exploit this to cause a denial of service or escalate privileges. (CVE-2011-2182)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's AppArmor security interface when invalid information was written to it. An unprivileged local user could use this to cause a denial of service on the system.
(CVE-2011-3619)

It was discovered that some import kernel threads can be blocked by a user level process. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2011-4621)

A flaw was discovered in the XFS filesystem. If a local user mounts a specially crafted XFS image it could potential execute arbitrary code on the system. (CVE-2012-0038)

Chen Haogang discovered an integer overflow that could result in memory corruption. A local unprivileged user could use this to crash the system. (CVE-2012-0044)

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1394-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 58289

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1394-1.nasl

Version: Revision: 1.3

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/03/08

Updated: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-4250, CVE-2010-4650, CVE-2011-0006, CVE-2011-0716, CVE-2011-1476, CVE-2011-1477, CVE-2011-1759, CVE-2011-1927, CVE-2011-2182, CVE-2011-3619, CVE-2011-4621, CVE-2012-0038, CVE-2012-0044

USN: 1394-1