Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-xenial vulnerabilities (USN-3265-2)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 99658
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Synopsis

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

Description

USN-3265-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.04 LTS for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

It was discovered that a use-after-free flaw existed in the filesystem encryption subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-7374)

Andrey Konovalov discovered an out-of-bounds access in the IPv6 Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) tunneling implementation in the Linux kernel. An attacker could use this to possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2017-5897)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the IPv4 implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly handle invalid IP options in some situations.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5970)

Gareth Evans discovered that the shm IPC subsystem in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict mapping page zero. A local privileged attacker could use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-5669)

Alexander Popov discovered that a race condition existed in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) implementation in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2017-5986)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered that the Linux kernel did not properly handle TCP packets with the URG flag. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2017-6214)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the LLC subsytem in the Linux kernel did not properly set up a destructor in certain situations. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2017-6345)

It was discovered that a race condition existed in the AF_PACKET handling code in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-6346)

Andrey Konovalov discovered that the IP layer in the Linux kernel made improper assumptions about internal data layout when performing checksums. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2017-6347)

Dmitry Vyukov discovered race conditions in the Infrared (IrDA) subsystem in the Linux kernel. A local attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (deadlock). (CVE-2017-6348).

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/3265-2/

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 99658

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3265-2.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/25/2017

Updated: 9/18/2019

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl, linux_alt_patch_detect.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

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: E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: 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-generic-lpae-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lts-xenial, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-lts-xenial, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/24/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2/14/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5669, CVE-2017-5897, CVE-2017-5970, CVE-2017-5986, CVE-2017-6214, CVE-2017-6345, CVE-2017-6346, CVE-2017-6347, CVE-2017-6348, CVE-2017-7374

USN: 3265-2