Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2379-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 78259
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Synopsis

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

Description

Steven Vittitoe reported multiple stack buffer overflows in Linux kernel's magicmouse HID driver. A physically proximate attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via specially crafted devices.
(CVE-2014-3181)

Ben Hawkes reported some off by one errors for report descriptors in the Linux kernel's HID stack. A physically proximate attacker could exploit these flaws to cause a denial of service (out-of-bounds write) via a specially crafted device. (CVE-2014-3184)

Several bounds check flaws allowing for buffer overflows were discovered in the Linux kernel's Whiteheat USB serial driver. A physically proximate attacker could exploit these flaws to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a specially crafted device.
(CVE-2014-3185)

Steven Vittitoe reported a buffer overflow in the Linux kernel's PicoLCD HID device driver. A physically proximate attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a specially craft device.
(CVE-2014-3186)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's associative-array garbage collection implementation. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have other unspecified impact by using keyctl operations. (CVE-2014-3631)

A flaw was discovered in the Linux kernel's UDF filesystem (used on some CD-ROMs and DVDs) when processing indirect ICBs. An attacker who can cause CD, DVD or image file with a specially crafted inode to be mounted can cause a denial of service (infinite loop or stack consumption). (CVE-2014-6410)

James Eckersall discovered a buffer overflow in the Ceph filesystem in the Linux kernel. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (memory consumption and panic) or possibly have other unspecified impact via a long unencrypted auth ticket.
(CVE-2014-6416)

James Eckersall discovered a flaw in the handling of memory allocation failures in the Ceph filesystem. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact. (CVE-2014-6417)

James Eckersall discovered a flaw in how the Ceph filesystem validates auth replies. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly have other unspecified impact. (CVE-2014-6418).

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/2379-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 78259

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2379-1.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/11/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:POC/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: 10/9/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/28/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3181, CVE-2014-3184, CVE-2014-3185, CVE-2014-3186, CVE-2014-3631, CVE-2014-6410, CVE-2014-6416, CVE-2014-6417, CVE-2014-6418

BID: 69763, 69768, 69779, 69781, 69799, 69805, 70095

USN: 2379-1