Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux-lts-trusty vulnerabilities (USN-3160-2)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 95994
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3160-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for Ubuntu 12.04 LTS.

CAI Qian discovered that shared bind mounts in a mount namespace exponentially added entries without restriction to the Linux kernel's mount table. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2016-6213)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the procfs environ_read function in the Linux kernel, leading to an integer underflow. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information (kernel memory). (CVE-2016-7916).

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 packages.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3160-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 95994

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3160-2.nasl

Version: 3.8

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/21/2016

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: 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, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/20/2016

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/16/2016

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-6213, CVE-2016-7916

USN: 3160-2