Ubuntu 4.10 : linux-source-2.6.8.1 vulnerabilities (USN-110-1)

2006-01-15T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-110-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-05-27T00:00:00

Description

Alexander Nyberg discovered an integer overflow in the sysfs_write_file() function. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the kernel or possibly even execute arbitrary code with root privileges by writing to an user-writable file in /sys under certain low-memory conditions. However, there are very few cases where a user-writeable sysfs file actually exists. (CAN-2005-0867)

Olof Johansson discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the futex functions, which provide semaphores for exclusive locking of resources. A local attacker could possibly exploit this to cause a kernel deadlock. (CAN-2005-0937)

In addition this update fixes two race conditions in the ext3 and jfs file system drivers, which could lead to a kernel crash under certain (unusual) conditions. However, these cannot easily be triggered by users, thus they are not security sensitive. (http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.5/gnupatch@4248d87aETPJX79hVXl4o wAUwu2SmQ, http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/cset@1.2181.46.242)

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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-110-1. The text 
# itself is copyright (C) Canonical, Inc. See 
# <http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/>. Ubuntu(R) is a registered 
# trademark of Canonical, Inc.
#

include("compat.inc");

if (description)
{
  script_id(20497);
  script_version("$Revision: 1.12 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/05/27 14:13:23 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2005-0867", "CVE-2005-0937");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"110-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 4.10 : linux-source-2.6.8.1 vulnerabilities (USN-110-1)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated packages.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:
"The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Alexander Nyberg discovered an integer overflow in the
sysfs_write_file() function. A local attacker could exploit this to
crash the kernel or possibly even execute arbitrary code with root
privileges by writing to an user-writable file in /sys under certain
low-memory conditions. However, there are very few cases where a
user-writeable sysfs file actually exists. (CAN-2005-0867)

Olof Johansson discovered a Denial of Service vulnerability in the
futex functions, which provide semaphores for exclusive locking of
resources. A local attacker could possibly exploit this to cause a
kernel deadlock. (CAN-2005-0937)

In addition this update fixes two race conditions in the ext3 and jfs
file system drivers, which could lead to a kernel crash under certain
(unusual) conditions. However, these cannot easily be triggered by
users, thus they are not security sensitive.
(http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.5/gnupatch@4248d87aETPJX79hVXl4o
wAUwu2SmQ, http://linux.bkbits.net:8080/linux-2.6/cset@1.2181.46.242)

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."
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-doc-2.6.8.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-386");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-686");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-686-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-k8");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-k8-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-xeon");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-386");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-686");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-686-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-k8");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-k8-smp");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-xeon");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-patch-debian-2.6.8.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-source-2.6.8.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-tree-2.6.8.1");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2005/04/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2006/01/15");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.");
  script_family(english:"Ubuntu Local Security Checks");

  script_dependencies("ssh_get_info.nasl");
  script_require_keys("Host/cpu", "Host/Ubuntu", "Host/Ubuntu/release", "Host/Debian/dpkg-l");

  exit(0);
}


include("audit.inc");
include("ubuntu.inc");
include("misc_func.inc");

if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/local_checks_enabled") ) audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_ENABLED);
release = get_kb_item("Host/Ubuntu/release");
if ( isnull(release) ) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu");
release = chomp(release);
if (! ereg(pattern:"^(4\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 4.10", "Ubuntu " + release);
if ( ! get_kb_item("Host/Debian/dpkg-l") ) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_LIST_MISSING);

cpu = get_kb_item("Host/cpu");
if (isnull(cpu)) audit(AUDIT_UNKNOWN_ARCH);
if ("x86_64" >!< cpu && cpu !~ "^i[3-6]86$") audit(AUDIT_LOCAL_CHECKS_NOT_IMPLEMENTED, "Ubuntu", cpu);

flag = 0;

if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-doc-2.6.8.1", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-386", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-686", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-686-smp", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-generic", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-k8", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-k8-smp", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-xeon", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-386", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-686", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-686-smp", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-generic", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-k8", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-k8-smp", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-image-2.6.8.1-5-amd64-xeon", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-patch-debian-2.6.8.1", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-source-2.6.8.1", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"4.10", pkgname:"linux-tree-2.6.8.1", pkgver:"2.6.8.1-16.14")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_HOLE,
    extra      : ubuntu_report_get()
  );
  exit(0);
}
else
{
  tested = ubuntu_pkg_tests_get();
  if (tested) audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_AFFECTED, tested);
  else audit(AUDIT_PACKAGE_NOT_INSTALLED, "linux-doc-2.6.8.1 / linux-headers-2.6.8.1-5 / etc");
}