Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-2887-2)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 88520

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that a use-after-free vulnerability existed in the AF_UNIX implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use crafted epoll_ctl calls to cause a denial of service (system crash) or expose sensitive information. (CVE-2013-7446)

It was discovered that the KVM implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restore the values of the Programmable Interrupt Timer (PIT). A user-assisted attacker in a KVM guest could cause a denial of service in the host (system crash). (CVE-2015-7513)

Sasha Levin discovered that the Reliable Datagram Sockets (RDS) implementation in the Linux kernel had a race condition when checking whether a socket was bound or not. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7990)

It was discovered that the Btrfs implementation in the Linux kernel incorrectly handled compressed inline extants on truncation. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.
(CVE-2015-8374).

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/2887-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 88520

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2887-2.nasl

Version: 2.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/02

Updated: 2019/03/21

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.9

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/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, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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: 2016/02/01

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-7446, CVE-2015-7513, CVE-2015-7990, CVE-2015-8374

USN: 2887-2