Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1607-1)

2012-10-12T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1607-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

Vadim Ponomarev discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel causing a reference leak when PID namespaces are used. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw causing a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2127)

A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) subsystem handled MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts). A local unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service or potentially elevate privileges. (CVE-2012-2137).

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-1607-1. 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(62514);
  script_version("1.9");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 13:19:07");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2012-2127", "CVE-2012-2137");
  script_bugtraq_id(54063, 55774);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1607-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 11.10 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1607-1)");
  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:
"Vadim Ponomarev discovered a flaw in the Linux kernel causing a
reference leak when PID namespaces are used. A remote attacker could
exploit this flaw causing a denial of service. (CVE-2012-2127)

A flaw was found in how the Linux kernel's KVM (Kernel-based Virtual
Machine) subsystem handled MSI (Message Signaled Interrupts). A local
unprivileged user could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service
or potentially elevate privileges. (CVE-2012-2137).

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:"see_also",
    value:"https://usn.ubuntu.com/1607-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"solution", value:"Update the affected packages.");
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"Exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"true");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-generic-pae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-server");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.0-virtual");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2012/10/11");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2012/10/12");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2018 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2018 and is owned by Tenable, Inc. or an Affiliate thereof.");
  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:"^(11\.10)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 11.10", "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:"11.10", pkgname:"linux-image-3.0.0-26-generic", pkgver:"3.0.0-26.43")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.10", pkgname:"linux-image-3.0.0-26-generic-pae", pkgver:"3.0.0-26.43")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.10", pkgname:"linux-image-3.0.0-26-server", pkgver:"3.0.0-26.43")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"11.10", pkgname:"linux-image-3.0.0-26-virtual", pkgver:"3.0.0-26.43")) flag++;

if (flag)
{
  security_report_v4(
    port       : 0,
    severity   : SECURITY_WARNING,
    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-image-3.0-generic / linux-image-3.0-generic-pae / etc");
}