Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-vivid vulnerabilities (USN-2751-1)

low Nessus Plugin ID 86206
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Synopsis

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

Description

Benjamin Randazzo discovered an information leak in the md (multiple device) driver when the bitmap_info.file is disabled. A local privileged attacker could use this to obtain sensitive information from the kernel. (CVE-2015-5697)

Marc-Andre Lureau discovered that the vhost driver did not properly release the userspace provided log file descriptor. A privileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (resource exhaustion). (CVE-2015-6252).

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-3.19-generic, linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.19-lowlatency packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2751-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 86206

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2751-1.nasl

Version: 2.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/30/2015

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/29/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 8/31/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5697, CVE-2015-6252

USN: 2751-1