Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2235-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 74356
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Synopsis

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

Description

Pinkie Pie discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel's futex subsystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrative privileges.
(CVE-2014-3153)

A flaw was discovered in the vhost-net subsystem of the Linux kernel.
Guest OS users could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (host OS crash). (CVE-2014-0055)

Sasha Levin reported a bug in the Linux kernel's virtual memory management subsystem. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2014-3122).

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 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2235-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74356

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2235-1.nasl

Version: 1.23

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/6/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.8

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-highbank, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-virtual, 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: 6/5/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/26/2014

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Android "Towelroot" Futex Requeue Kernel Exploit)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0055, CVE-2014-3122, CVE-2014-3153

BID: 66441, 67162

USN: 2235-1