Ubuntu 15.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3017-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 91877
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Synopsis

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

Description

Jesse Hertz and Tim Newsham discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not correctly perform validation when handling 32 bit compatibility IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events on 64 bit platforms. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code with administrative privileges. (CVE-2016-4997)

Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the core USB implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.
(CVE-2016-4482)

Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the timer handling implementation in the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) subsystem of the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.
(CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578)

Kangjie Lu discovered an information leak in the X.25 Call Request handling in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.
(CVE-2016-4580)

It was discovered that an information leak exists in the Rock Ridge implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker who is able to mount a malicious iso9660 file system image could exploit this flaw to obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory.
(CVE-2016-4913)

Baozeng Ding discovered that the Transparent Inter-process Communication (TIPC) implementation in the Linux kernel did not verify socket existence before use in some situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-4951)

Jesse Hertz and Tim Newsham discovered that the Linux netfilter implementation did not correctly perform validation when handling IPT_SO_SET_REPLACE events. A local unprivileged attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or obtain potentially sensitive information from kernel memory. (CVE-2016-4998).

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

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3017-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91877

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3017-1.nasl

Version: 2.12

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/28/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Critical

Score: 9.2

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: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/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:15.10

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: 6/27/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/23/2016

Exploitable With

Metasploit (Linux Kernel 4.6.3 Netfilter Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-4482, CVE-2016-4569, CVE-2016-4578, CVE-2016-4580, CVE-2016-4913, CVE-2016-4951, CVE-2016-4997, CVE-2016-4998

USN: 3017-1