Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-vivid regression (USN-2910-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 89026

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VPR Score: 6.7


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


USN-2910-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Ubuntu 15.04 Linux kernel backported to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. An incorrect locking fix caused a regression that broke graphics displays for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS guests running the Ubuntu 15.04 backport kernel within VMware virtual machines. This update fixes the problem.

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halfdog discovered that OverlayFS, when mounting on top of a FUSE mount, incorrectly propagated file attributes, including setuid. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to gain privileges.

halfdog discovered that OverlayFS in the Linux kernel incorrectly propagated security sensitive extended attributes, such as POSIX ACLs. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to gain privileges. (CVE-2016-1575)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel keyring subsystem contained a race between read and revoke operations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2015-7550)

Guoyong Gang discovered that the Linux kernel networking implementation did not validate protocol identifiers for certain protocol families, A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly gain administrative privileges. (CVE-2015-8543)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the pptp implementation in the Linux kernel did not verify an address length when setting up a socket. A local attacker could use this to craft an application that exposed sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2015-8569)

David Miller discovered that the Bluetooth implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate the socket address length for Synchronous Connection-Oriented (SCO) sockets. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2015-8575)

It was discovered that the Linux kernel's Filesystem in Userspace (FUSE) implementation did not handle initial zero length segments properly. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (unkillable task). (CVE-2015-8785).

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.


Update the affected linux-image-3.19-generic, linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.19-lowlatency packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 89026

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2910-2.nasl

Version: 2.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/02/29

Updated: 2021/01/19

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 6.7

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.6

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-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: 2016/02/27

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/12/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7550, CVE-2015-8543, CVE-2015-8569, CVE-2015-8575, CVE-2015-8785, CVE-2016-1575, CVE-2016-1576

USN: 2910-2