Ubuntu 13.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2179-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 73728

Synopsis

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

Description

A flaw was discovered in the Kernel Virtual Machine (KVM) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the host OS. (CVE-2014-0049)

Al Viro discovered an error in how CIFS in the Linux kernel handles uncached write operations. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash), obtain sensitive information from kernel memory, or possibly gain privileges.
(CVE-2014-0069).

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-3.11-generic and / or linux-image-3.11-generic-lpae packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2179-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 73728

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2179-1.nasl

Version: 1.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/04/27

Updated: 2019/03/21

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:A/AC:M/Au:S/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-3.11-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.11-generic-lpae, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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: 2014/04/26

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0049, CVE-2014-0069

BID: 65588, 65909

USN: 2179-1