Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1767-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 65609

Synopsis

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

Description

Andrew Cooper of Citrix reported a Xen stack corruption in the Linux kernel. An unprivileged user in a 32bit PVOPS guest can cause the guest kernel to crash, or operate erroneously. (CVE-2013-0190)

A failure to validate input was discovered in the Linux kernel's Xen netback (network backend) driver. A user in a guest OS may exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service to the guest OS and other guest domains. (CVE-2013-0216)

A memory leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's Xen netback (network backend) driver. A user in a guest OS could trigger this flaw to cause a denial of service on the system. (CVE-2013-0217)

Andrew Jones discovered a flaw with the xen_iret function in Linux kernel's Xen virtualizeation. In the 32-bit Xen paravirt platform an unprivileged guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (crash the system) or gain guest OS privilege.
(CVE-2013-0228)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel Xen PCI backend driver. If a PCI device is assigned to the guest OS, the guest OS could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service on the host. (CVE-2013-0231)

A flaw was reported in the permission checks done by the Linux kernel for /dev/cpu/*/msr. A local root user with all capabilities dropped could exploit this flaw to execute code with full root capabilities.
(CVE-2013-0268)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's vhost driver used to accelerate guest networking in KVM based virtual machines. A privileged guest user could exploit this flaw to crash the host system. (CVE-2013-0311)

A flaw was discovered in the Extended Verification Module (EVM) of the Linux kernel. An unprivileged local user code exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-0313)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's Bluetooth stack when HIDP (Human Interface Device Protocol) support is enabled.
A local unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause an information leak from the kernel. (CVE-2013-0349)

A flaw was discovered in the Edgeort USB serial converter driver when the device is disconnected while it is in use. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2013-1774).

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/1767-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 65609

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1767-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/19

Updated: 2019/03/26

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-highbank, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/18

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0190, CVE-2013-0216, CVE-2013-0217, CVE-2013-0228, CVE-2013-0231, CVE-2013-0268, CVE-2013-0311, CVE-2013-0313, CVE-2013-0349, CVE-2013-1774

USN: 1767-1