Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-2716-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 85509

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).

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Solution

Update the affected linux-image-3.13-generic, linux-image-3.13-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.13-lowlatency packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2716-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 85509

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2716-1.nasl

Version: 2.6

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/08/18

Updated: 2019/03/21

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A: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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.13-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

USN: 2716-1