Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerability (USN-1737-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 64803

Synopsis

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description

Suleiman Souhlal, Salman Qazi, Aaron Durbin and Michael Davidson discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's ptrace syscall. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to run programs as an administrator.

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 linux-image-2.6-ec2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1737-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 64803

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1737-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/22/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-ec2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-: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: 2/21/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/17/2013

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0871

USN: 1737-1