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

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 79432


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


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.


Update the affected linux-image-2.6-ec2 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 79432

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2416-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/25

Modified: 2017/08/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

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 Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/24

Reference Information

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

BID: 68214, 70314

OSVDB: 108489, 113013

USN: 2416-1