Ubuntu 14.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2468-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 80515

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VPR Score: 5.8


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


A NULL pointer dereference flaw was discovered in the the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation when ASCONF is used. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) via a malformed INIT chunk. (CVE-2014-7841)

A race condition with MMIO and PIO transactions in the KVM (Kernel Virtual Machine) subsystem of the Linux kernel was discovered. A guest OS user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (guest OS crash) via a specially crafted application. (CVE-2014-7842)

Milos Prchlik reported a flaw in how the ARM64 platform handles a single byte overflow in __clear_user. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) by reading one byte beyond a /dev/zero page boundary. (CVE-2014-7843)

A stack buffer overflow was discovered in the ioctl command handling for the Technotrend/Hauppauge USB DEC devices driver. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain privileges. (CVE-2014-8884).

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-3.16-generic, linux-image-3.16-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.16-lowlatency packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 80515

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2468-1.nasl

Version: 1.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/01/14

Updated: 2021/01/19

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.8

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.16-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.16-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.16-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/01/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2014/11/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-7841, CVE-2014-7842, CVE-2014-7843, CVE-2014-8884

BID: 71078, 71081, 71082, 71097

USN: 2468-1