Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2631-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 84119


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


Jan Beulich discovered the Xen virtual machine subsystem of the Linux kernel did not properly restrict access to PCI command registers. A local guest user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (host crash). (CVE-2015-2150)

A privilege escalation was discovered in the fork syscall via the int80 entry on 64 bit kernels with 32 bit emulation support. An unprivileged local attacker could exploit this flaw to increase their privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-2830)

A memory corruption issue was discovered in AES decryption when using the Intel AES-NI accelerated code path. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially escalate privileges on Intel base machines with AEC-GCM mode IPSec security association. (CVE-2015-3331)

Wen Xu discovered a use-after-free flaw in the Linux kernel's ipv4 ping support. A local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or gain administrative privileges on the system. (CVE-2015-3636)

Carl H Lunde discovered missing sanity checks in the the Linux kernel's UDF file system(CONFIG_UDF_FS). A local attack could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) by using a corrupted filesystem image. (CVE-2015-4167).

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84119

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2631-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/11

Modified: 2016/10/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-highbank, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-virtual, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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: 2015/06/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-2150, CVE-2015-2830, CVE-2015-3331, CVE-2015-3636, CVE-2015-4167

BID: 73014, 73699, 74235

OSVDB: 119409, 119615, 120284, 121011, 121578

USN: 2631-1