Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1974-1)

2013-09-28T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-1974-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2018-12-01T00:00:00

Description

Vince Weaver discovered a flaw in the perf subsystem of the Linux kernel on ARM platforms. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash). (CVE-2013-4254)

A memory leak was discovered in the user namespace facility of the Linux kernel. A local user could cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via the CLONE_NEWUSER unshare call. (CVE-2013-4205).

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-1974-1. 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(70194);
  script_version("1.4");
  script_cvs_date("Date: 2018/12/01 13:19:08");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2013-4205", "CVE-2013-4254");
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"1974-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 13.04 : linux vulnerabilities (USN-1974-1)");
  script_summary(english:"Checks dpkg output for updated package.");

  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"synopsis", 
    value:"The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"description", 
    value:
"Vince Weaver discovered a flaw in the perf subsystem of the Linux
kernel on ARM platforms. A local user could exploit this flaw to gain
privileges or cause a denial of service (system crash).
(CVE-2013-4254)

A memory leak was discovered in the user namespace facility of the
Linux kernel. A local user could cause a denial of service (memory
consumption) via the CLONE_NEWUSER unshare call. (CVE-2013-4205).

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/1974-1/"
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:"Update the affected linux-image-3.8-generic package."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/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-image-3.8-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2013/09/27");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2013/09/28");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2018 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:"^(13\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 13.04", "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:"13.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.8.0-31-generic", pkgver:"3.8.0-31.46")) 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-3.8-generic");
}