Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-utopic vulnerability (USN-2824-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 87170

Synopsis

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

Description

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).

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/2824-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 87170

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2824-1.nasl

Version: 2.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/12/02

Updated: 2019/09/18

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#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:14.04

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/12/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/11/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7872

USN: 2824-1