Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2023-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 70805

Synopsis

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

Description

An information leak was discovered in the handling of ICMPv6 Router Advertisement (RA) messages in the Linux kernel's IPv6 network stack.
A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (excessive retries and address-generation outage), and consequently obtain sensitive information. (CVE-2013-0343)

Dan Carpenter discovered an information leak in the HP Smart Aray and Compaq SMART2 disk-array driver in the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2013-2147)

Kees Cook discovered flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem when CONFIG_HID_ZEROPLUS is enabled. A physically proximate attacker could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service via a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2889)

Kees Cook discovered another flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem of the Linux kernel when any of CONFIG_LOGITECH_FF, CONFIG_LOGIG940_FF, or CONFIG_LOGIWHEELS_FF are enabled. A physcially proximate attacker can leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service vias a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2893)

Kees Cook discovered a flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem of the Linux kernel when CONFIG_HID_LENOVO_TPKBD is enabled.
A physically proximate attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service via a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2894)

Kees Cook discovered another flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem of the Linux kernel when CONFIG_HID_LOGITECH_DJ is enabled.
A physically proximate attacker could cause a denial of service (OOPS) or obtain sensitive information from kernel memory via a specially crafted device. (CVE-2013-2895)

Kees Cook discovered yet another flaw in the Human Interface Device (HID) subsystem of the Linux kernel when CONFIG_HID_MULTITOUCH is enabled. A physically proximate attacker could leverage this flaw to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via a specially crafted device.
(CVE-2013-2897)

Wannes Rombouts reported a vulnerability in the networking tuntap interface of the Linux kernel. A local user with the CAP_NET_ADMIN capability could leverage this flaw to gain full admin privileges.
(CVE-2013-4343).

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/2023-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 70805

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2023-1.nasl

Version: 1.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/11/09

Updated: 2019/03/21

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/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: 2013/11/08

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0343, CVE-2013-2147, CVE-2013-2889, CVE-2013-2893, CVE-2013-2894, CVE-2013-2895, CVE-2013-2897, CVE-2013-4343

BID: 58795, 60280, 62042, 62044, 62045, 62050, 62052, 62360

USN: 2023-1