Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-raring vulnerabilities (USN-2286-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 76565

Synopsis

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

Description

Sasha Levin reported a flaw in the Linux kernel's point-to-point protocol (PPP) when used with the Layer Two Tunneling Protocol (L2TP).
A local user could exploit this flaw to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2014-4943)

Michael S. Tsirkin discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's segmentation of skbs when using the zerocopy feature of vhost-net. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to gain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-0131)

Salva Peiro discovered an information leak in the Linux kernel's media- device driver. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2014-1739)

A bounds check error was discovered in the socket filter subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted BPF instructions.
(CVE-2014-3144)

A remainder calculation error was discovered in the socket filter subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted BPF instructions.
(CVE-2014-3145)

An flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's audit subsystem when auditing certain syscalls. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive single-bit values from kernel memory or cause a denial of service (OOPS). (CVE-2014-3917)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's implementation of user namespaces with respect to inode permissions. A local user could exploit this flaw by creating a user namespace to gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2014-4014)

Don Bailey discovered a flaw in the LZO decompress algorithm used by the Linux kernel. An attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory corruption or OOPS). (CVE-2014-4608).

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/2286-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 76565

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2286-1.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/07/17

Updated: 2019/09/19

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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-3.8-generic, 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: 2014/07/16

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/03/24

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0131, CVE-2014-1739, CVE-2014-3144, CVE-2014-3145, CVE-2014-3917, CVE-2014-4014, CVE-2014-4608, CVE-2014-4943

BID: 66101, 67309, 67321, 67699, 67988, 68048, 68683

USN: 2286-1