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

High Nessus Plugin ID 87760

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VPR Score: 8.9

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: High

ID: 87760

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2858-2.nasl

Version: 2.15

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/06

Updated: 2020/09/22

Dependencies: 122878, 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 8.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:H/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/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: 2016/01/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/28

Exploitable With

CANVAS (CANVAS)

Core Impact

Metasploit (Overlayfs Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-8660

USN: 2858-2