Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2356-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 77819

Synopsis

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

Description

Jack Morgenstein reported a flaw in the page handling of the KVM (Kerenl Virtual Machine) subsystem in the Linux kernel. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (host OS memory corruption) or possibly have other unspecified impact on the host OS. (CVE-2014-3601)

Chris Evans reported an flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of iso9660 (compact disk filesystem) images. An attacker who can mount a custom iso9660 image either via a CD/DVD drive or a loopback mount could cause a denial of service (system crash or reboot). (CVE-2014-5471)

Chris Evans reported an flaw in the Linux kernel's handling of iso9660 (compact disk filesystem) images. An attacker who can mount a custom iso9660 image, with a self-referential CL entry, either via a CD/DVD drive or a loopback mount could cause a denial of service (unkillable mount process). (CVE-2014-5472).

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/2356-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 77819

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2356-1.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/24/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.2

Vector: AV:A/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:U/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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/23/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3601, CVE-2014-5471, CVE-2014-5472

BID: 69396, 69428, 69489

USN: 2356-1