Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1998-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 70543

Synopsis

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

Description

An information leak was discovered in the Linux kernel when reading broadcast messages from the notify_policy interface of the IPSec key_socket. A local user could exploit this flaw to examine potentially sensitive information in kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2237)

Kees Cook discovered flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A physically proximate attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (heap memory corruption) via a specially crafted device that provides an invalid Report ID. (CVE-2013-2888)

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem of the Linux kerenl when CONFIG_HID_PANTHERLORD is enabled.
A physically proximate attacker could cause a denial of service (heap out-of-bounds write) via a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2892)

Kees Cook discovered a vulnerability in the Linux Kernel's Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem's support for N-Trig touch screens. A physically proximate attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a specially crafted device.
(CVE-2013-2896)

Kees Cook discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem when CONFIG_HID_SENSOR_HUB is enabled. A physically proximate attacker could obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory via a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2898)

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem of the Linux kernel whe CONFIG_HID_PICOLCD is enabled. A physically proximate attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a specially crafted device.
(CVE-2013-2899)

A flaw was discovered in how the Linux Kernel's networking stack checks scm credentials when used with namespaces. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to gain privileges. (CVE-2013-4300).

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/1998-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 70543

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1998-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/10/22

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/10/21

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/07/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-2237, CVE-2013-2888, CVE-2013-2892, CVE-2013-2896, CVE-2013-2898, CVE-2013-2899, CVE-2013-4300

BID: 60953, 62043, 62046, 62048, 62049, 62056, 62072

USN: 1998-1