Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-wily vulnerability (USN-2858-2)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 87760
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Synopsis

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

Description

Nathan Williams discovered that overlayfs in the Linux kernel incorrectly handled setattr operations. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to create files with administrative permission attributes and execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges.

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Solution

Update the affected linux-image-4.2-generic, linux-image-4.2-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-4.2-lowlatency packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2858-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87760

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2858-2.nasl

Version: 2.16

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/6/2016

Updated: 1/19/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.7

Temporal Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:H/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.2-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.2-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.2-lowlatency, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/5/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/28/2015

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Overlayfs Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8660

USN: 2858-2