Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2240-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 74360

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)

An information leak was discovered in the netfilter subsystem of the Linux kernel. An attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-2568)

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 linux-image-3.13-generic, linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.13-lowlatency packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2240-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 74360

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2240-1.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/06

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

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:H/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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: 2014/06/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/24

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Android "Towelroot" Futex Requeue Kernel Exploit)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-2568, CVE-2014-3122, CVE-2014-3153

BID: 66348

USN: 2240-1