Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1815-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66303

Synopsis

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

Description

Andy Lutomirski discover an error in the Linux kernel's credential handling on unix sockets. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1979)

Andy Lutomirski discovered a privilege escalation in the Linux kernel's user namespaces. A local user could exploit the flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2013-1959).

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-3.8-generic package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/1815-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66303

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1815-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/03

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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-image-3.8-generic, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04

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: 2013/05/02

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/05/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1959, CVE-2013-1979

BID: 59537, 59538

USN: 1815-1