Ubuntu 14.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2666-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 84617
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Synopsis

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

Description

A race condition was discovered in the Linux kernel's file_handle size verification. A local user could exploit this flaw to read potentially sensative memory locations. (CVE-2015-1420)

A underflow error was discovered in the Linux kernel's Ozmo Devices USB over WiFi host controller driver. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted packet. (CVE-2015-4001)

A bounds check error was discovered in the Linux kernel's Ozmo Devices USB over WiFi host controller driver. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash) or potentially execute arbitrary code via a specially crafted packet. (CVE-2015-4002)

A division by zero error was discovered in the Linux kernel's Ozmo Devices USB over WiFi host controller driver. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2015-4003)

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

Daniel Borkmann reported a kernel crash in the Linux kernel's BPF filter JIT optimization. A local attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-4700).

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2666-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 84617

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2666-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/8/2015

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: High

Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

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

Temporal Vector: 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 Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 7/7/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 3/16/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1420, CVE-2015-4001, CVE-2015-4002, CVE-2015-4003, CVE-2015-4167, CVE-2015-4700

BID: 75356

USN: 2666-1