Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe, linux-lts-trusty, linux-lts-xenial vulnerability (USN-3256-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 99198

Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3256-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, and Ubuntu 16.10. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel for each of the respective prior Ubuntu LTS releases.

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the AF_PACKET implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly validate certain block-size data. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).

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/3256-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 99198

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3256-2.nasl

Version: 3.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/05

Updated: 2019/03/21

Dependencies: 12634, 122878

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.3

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:H/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-4.4-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.4-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.8-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.8-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.8-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-trusty, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-trusty, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

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: 2017/04/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2017/03/29

Exploitable With

Core Impact

Metasploit (AF_PACKET packet_set_ring Privilege Escalation)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7308

USN: 3256-2