Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : linux-ec2 vulnerabilities (USN-2416-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79432
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VPR Score: 3.6

Synopsis

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

Description

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)

Andy Lutomirski discovered that the Linux kernel was not checking the CAP_SYS_ADMIN when remounting filesystems to read-only. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (loss of writability). (CVE-2014-7975).

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-2.6-ec2 package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2416-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79432

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2416-1.nasl

Version: 1.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/25/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 3.6

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6-ec2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-: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: 11/24/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/3/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4608, CVE-2014-7975

BID: 68214, 70314

USN: 2416-1