Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerabilities (USN-1936-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 69419
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Synopsis

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

Description

Chanam Park reported a NULL pointer flaw in the Linux kernel's Ceph client. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-1059)

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel's fanotify interface. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2148)

Jonathan Salwan discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's cdrom driver. A local user can exploit this leak to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory if the CD-ROM drive is malfunctioning.
(CVE-2013-2164)

Kees Cook discovered a format string vulnerability in the Linux kernel's disk block layer. A local user with administrator privileges could exploit this flaw to gain kernel privileges. (CVE-2013-2851)

Hannes Frederic Sowa discovered that the Linux kernel's IPv6 stack does not correctly handle Router Advertisement (RA) message in some cases. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-4125)

A vulnerability was discovered in the Linux kernel's vhost net driver.
A local user could cause a denial of service (system crash) by powering on a virtual machine. (CVE-2013-4127)

Marcus Moeller and Ken Fallon discovered that the CIFS incorrectly built certain paths. A local attacker with access to a CIFS partition could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2013-4247).

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/1936-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 69419

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1936-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 8/21/2013

Updated: 9/19/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: 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:12.04:-: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: 8/20/2013

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/7/2013

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1059, CVE-2013-2148, CVE-2013-2164, CVE-2013-2851, CVE-2013-2852, CVE-2013-4125, CVE-2013-4127, CVE-2013-4247

BID: 61800

USN: 1936-1