Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : kernel (MDVSA-2015:057)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 81940

Synopsis

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found and corrected in the Linux kernel :

The Crypto API in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5 allows local users to load arbitrary kernel modules via a bind system call for an AF_ALG socket with a parenthesized module template expression in the salg_name field, as demonstrated by the vfat(aes) expression, a different vulnerability than CVE-2013-7421 (CVE-2014-9644).

net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_generic.c in the Linux kernel before 3.18 generates incorrect conntrack entries during handling of certain iptables rule sets for the SCTP, DCCP, GRE, and UDP-Lite protocols, which allows remote attackers to bypass intended access restrictions via packets with disallowed port numbers (CVE-2014-8160).

The Crypto API in the Linux kernel before 3.18.5 allows local users to load arbitrary kernel modules via a bind system call for an AF_ALG socket with a module name in the salg_name field, a different vulnerability than CVE-2014-9644 (CVE-2013-7421).

The updated packages provides a solution for these security issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 81940

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2015-057.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Published: 3/19/2015

Updated: 1/6/2021

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.1

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:cpupower, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-firmware, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-headers, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-server-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-source, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cpupower-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64cpupower0, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:perf, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/10/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7421, CVE-2014-8160, CVE-2014-9644

BID: 72061, 72320, 72322

MDVSA: 2015:057