Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-2587-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 83178
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Synopsis

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

Description

A stack overflow was discovered in the the microcode loader for the intel x86 platform. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (kernel crash) or to potentially execute code with kernel privileges. (CVE-2015-2666)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel's IPv6 networking stack has a flaw that allows using route advertisement (RA) messages to set the 'hop_limit' to values that are too low. An unprivileged attacker on a local network could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (IPv6 messages dropped). (CVE-2015-2922).

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 and / or linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2587-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 83178

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2587-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/1/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-: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: 4/30/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/27/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2666, CVE-2015-2922

BID: 73183, 74315

USN: 2587-1