Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2713-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 85507

Synopsis

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

Description

Marcelo Ricardo Leitner discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's SCTP address configuration lists when using Address Configuration Change (ASCONF) options on a socket. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-3212)

A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles invalid UDP checksums. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service using a flood of UDP packets with invalid checksums.
(CVE-2015-5364)

A flaw was discovered in how the Linux kernel handles invalid UDP checksums. A remote attacker can cause a denial of service against applications that use epoll by injecting a single packet with an invalid checksum. (CVE-2015-5366).

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 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2713-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 85507

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2713-1.nasl

Version: 2.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/18

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/08/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/08/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-3212, CVE-2015-5364, CVE-2015-5366

USN: 2713-1