Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-2823-1)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87169
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that the SCTP protocol implementation in the Linux kernel performed an incorrect sequence of protocol-initialization steps. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-5283)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Linux kernel's keyring handler attempted to garbage collect incompletely instantiated keys. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7872).

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2823-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87169

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2823-1.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/2/2015

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: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/1/2015

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/19/2015

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-5283, CVE-2015-7872

USN: 2823-1