Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : linux vulnerabilities (USN-3187-1)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 96979

Synopsis

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

Description

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the SCTP implementation in the Linux kernel improperly handled validation of incoming data. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2016-9555)

It was discovered that multiple memory leaks existed in the XFS implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (memory consumption). (CVE-2016-9685).

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.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 96979

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3187-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2017/02/03

Modified: 2017/02/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSSv2

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

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

CVSSv3

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-highbank, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.2-virtual, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-pae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-highbank, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-virtual, 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: 2017/02/03

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-9555, CVE-2016-9685

OSVDB: 147698, 148103

USN: 3187-1