Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-lts-backport-maverick vulnerabilities (USN-1083-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 65101

Synopsis

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

Description

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RDS network protocol did not correctly check certain parameters. A local attacker could exploit this gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3904)

Nelson Elhage discovered several problems with the Acorn Econet protocol driver. A local user could cause a denial of service via a NULL pointer dereference, escalate privileges by overflowing the kernel stack, and assign Econet addresses to arbitrary interfaces.
(CVE-2010-3848, CVE-2010-3849, CVE-2010-3850)

Ben Hawkes discovered that the Linux kernel did not correctly filter registers on 64bit kernels when performing 32bit system calls. On a 64bit system, a local attacker could manipulate 32bit system calls to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3301)

Al Viro discovered a race condition in the TTY driver. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2009-4895)

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)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the MOVE_EXT ext4 ioctl did not correctly check file permissions. A local attacker could overwrite append-only files, leading to potential data loss. (CVE-2010-2066)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the swapexit xfs ioctl did not correctly check file permissions. A local attacker could exploit this to read from write-only files, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2226)

Suresh Jayaraman discovered that CIFS did not correctly validate certain response packats. A remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic that would crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-2248)

Ben Hutchings discovered that the ethtool interface did not correctly check certain sizes. A local attacker could perform malicious ioctl calls that could crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-2478, CVE-2010-3084)

James Chapman discovered that L2TP did not correctly evaluate checksum capabilities. If an attacker could make malicious routing changes, they could crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-2495)

Neil Brown discovered that NFSv4 did not correctly check certain write requests. A remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic that could crash the system or possibly gain root privileges.
(CVE-2010-2521)

David Howells discovered that DNS resolution in CIFS could be spoofed.
A local attacker could exploit this to control DNS replies, leading to a loss of privacy and possible privilege escalation. (CVE-2010-2524)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the btrfs filesystem did not correctly validate permissions when using the clone function. A local attacker could overwrite the contents of file handles that were opened for append-only, or potentially read arbitrary contents, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2537, CVE-2010-2538)

Bob Peterson discovered that GFS2 rename operations did not correctly validate certain sizes. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-2798)

Eric Dumazet discovered that many network functions could leak kernel stack contents. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2942, CVE-2010-3477)

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)

Sergey Vlasov discovered that JFS did not correctly handle certain extended attributes. A local attacker could bypass namespace access rules, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2946)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the IRDA subsystem did not correctly shut down. A local attacker could exploit this to cause the system to crash or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-2954)

Brad Spengler discovered that the wireless extensions did not correctly validate certain request sizes. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-2955)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the session keyring did not correctly check for its parent. On systems without a default session keyring, a local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-2960)

Kees Cook discovered that the Intel i915 graphics driver did not correctly validate memory regions. A local attacker with access to the video card could read and write arbitrary kernel memory to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-2962)

Kees Cook discovered that the V4L1 32bit compat interface did not correctly validate certain parameters. A local attacker on a 64bit system with access to a video device could exploit this to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-2963)

Toshiyuki Okajima discovered that ext4 did not correctly check certain parameters. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or overwrite the last block of large files. (CVE-2010-3015)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the AIO subsystem did not correctly validate certain parameters. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3067)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that certain XFS ioctls leaked kernel stack contents. A local attacker could exploit this to read portions of kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3078)

Robert Swiecki discovered that ftrace did not correctly handle mutexes. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3079)

Tavis Ormandy discovered that the OSS sequencer device did not correctly shut down. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3080)

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, CVE-2010-3298)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the ROSE driver did not correctly check parameters. A local attacker with access to a ROSE network device could exploit this to crash the system or possibly gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-3310)

Thomas Dreibholz discovered that SCTP did not correctly handle appending packet chunks. A remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-3432)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the CD driver did not correctly check parameters. A local attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary kernel memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3437)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the Sound subsystem did not correctly validate parameters. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-3442)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that SCTP did not correctly handle HMAC calculations. A remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic that would crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-3705)

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)

Kees Cook discovered that the ethtool interface did not correctly clear kernel memory. A local attacker could read kernel heap memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-3861)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the CAN protocol on 64bit systems did not correctly calculate the size of certain buffers. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system or possibly execute arbitrary code as the root user. (CVE-2010-3874)

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 IPC structures were not correctly initialized on 64bit systems. A local attacker could exploit this to read kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy.
(CVE-2010-4073)

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 VIA 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-2010-4082)

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 socket filters did not correctly initialize structure memory. A local attacker could create malicious filters to read portions of kernel stack memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4158)

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)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that certain iovec operations did not calculate page counts correctly. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4162)

Dan Rosenberg discovered multiple flaws in the X.25 facilities parsing. If a system was using X.25, a remote attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2010-4164)

Steve Chen discovered that setsockopt did not correctly check MSS values. A local attacker could make a specially crafted socket call to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4165)

Dave Jones discovered that the mprotect system call did not correctly handle merged VMAs. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4169)

Dan Rosenberg discovered that the RDS protocol did not correctly check ioctl arguments. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4175)

Alan Cox discovered that the HCI UART driver did not correctly check if a write operation was available. If the mmap_min-addr sysctl was changed from the Ubuntu default to a value of 0, a local attacker could exploit this flaw to gain root privileges. (CVE-2010-4242)

Brad Spengler discovered that the kernel did not correctly account for userspace memory allocations during exec() calls. A local attacker could exploit this to consume all system memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4243)

Vegard Nossum discovered that memory garbage collection was not handled correctly for active sockets. A local attacker could exploit this to allocate all available kernel memory, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4249)

It was discovered that named pipes did not correctly handle certain fcntl calls. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2010-4256)

Nelson Elhage discovered that the kernel did not correctly handle process cleanup after triggering a recoverable kernel bug. If a local attacker were able to trigger certain kinds of kernel bugs, they could create a specially crafted process to gain root privileges.
(CVE-2010-4258)

Kees Cook discovered that some ethtool functions did not correctly clear heap memory. A local attacker with CAP_NET_ADMIN privileges could exploit this to read portions of kernel heap memory, leading to a loss of privacy. (CVE-2010-4655)

Frank Arnold discovered that the IGMP protocol did not correctly parse certain packets. A remote attacker could send specially crafted traffic to crash the system, leading to a denial of service.
(CVE-2011-0709).

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/1083-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 65101

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1083-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/09

Updated: 2019/04/01

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6-generic-pae, 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-image-2.6-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-server, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-virtual, 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: 2011/03/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2010/08/20

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-4895, CVE-2010-0435, CVE-2010-2066, CVE-2010-2226, CVE-2010-2248, CVE-2010-2478, CVE-2010-2495, CVE-2010-2521, CVE-2010-2524, CVE-2010-2537, CVE-2010-2538, CVE-2010-2798, CVE-2010-2942, CVE-2010-2943, CVE-2010-2946, CVE-2010-2954, CVE-2010-2955, CVE-2010-2960, CVE-2010-2962, CVE-2010-2963, CVE-2010-3015, CVE-2010-3067, CVE-2010-3078, CVE-2010-3079, CVE-2010-3080, CVE-2010-3084, CVE-2010-3296, CVE-2010-3297, CVE-2010-3298, CVE-2010-3301, CVE-2010-3310, CVE-2010-3432, CVE-2010-3437, CVE-2010-3442, CVE-2010-3477, CVE-2010-3705, CVE-2010-3848, CVE-2010-3849, CVE-2010-3850, CVE-2010-3858, CVE-2010-3859, CVE-2010-3861, CVE-2010-3874, CVE-2010-3904, CVE-2010-4072, CVE-2010-4073, CVE-2010-4080, CVE-2010-4081, CVE-2010-4082, CVE-2010-4157, CVE-2010-4158, CVE-2010-4160, CVE-2010-4162, CVE-2010-4164, CVE-2010-4165, CVE-2010-4169, CVE-2010-4175, CVE-2010-4242, CVE-2010-4243, CVE-2010-4249, CVE-2010-4256, CVE-2010-4258, CVE-2010-4655, CVE-2011-0709

BID: 40920, 41077, 41223, 41466, 41847, 41854, 41904, 42124, 42242, 42249, 42477, 42527, 42529, 42582, 42589, 42885, 42900, 42932, 43022, 43062, 43098, 43221, 43226, 43229, 43353, 43355, 43368, 43480, 43551, 43684, 43701, 43787, 44067, 44219, 44242, 44301, 44427, 44830, 44861, 45037, 45054, 45072

USN: 1083-1