Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-vivid vulnerability (USN-2718-1)

2015-08-18T00:00:00
ID UBUNTU_USN-2718-1.NASL
Type nessus
Reporter Tenable
Modified 2016-10-26T00:00:00

Description

Marcelo Ricardo Leitner discovered a race condition in the Linux kernel's SCTP address configuration lists when using Address Configuration Change (ASCONF) options on a socket. An unprivileged local user could exploit this flaw 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.

                                        
                                            #
# (C) Tenable Network Security, Inc.
#
# The descriptive text and package checks in this plugin were
# extracted from Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2718-1. 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(85511);
  script_version("$Revision: 2.5 $");
  script_cvs_date("$Date: 2016/10/26 14:25:59 $");

  script_cve_id("CVE-2015-3212");
  script_osvdb_id(124240);
  script_xref(name:"USN", value:"2718-1");

  script_name(english:"Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux-lts-vivid vulnerability (USN-2718-1)");
  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:
"Marcelo Ricardo Leitner discovered a race condition in the Linux
kernel's SCTP address configuration lists when using Address
Configuration Change (ASCONF) options on a socket. An unprivileged
local user could exploit this flaw 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."
  );
  script_set_attribute(
    attribute:"solution", 
    value:
"Update the affected linux-image-3.19-generic,
linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae and / or linux-image-3.19-lowlatency
packages."
  );
  script_set_cvss_base_vector("CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C");
  script_set_cvss_temporal_vector("CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploitability_ease", value:"No known exploits are available");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"exploit_available", value:"false");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_type", value:"local");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-generic");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-3.19-lowlatency");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"cpe", value:"cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04");

  script_set_attribute(attribute:"patch_publication_date", value:"2015/08/17");
  script_set_attribute(attribute:"plugin_publication_date", value:"2015/08/18");
  script_end_attributes();

  script_category(ACT_GATHER_INFO);
  script_copyright(english:"Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2016 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:"^(14\.04)$", string:release)) audit(AUDIT_OS_NOT, "Ubuntu 14.04", "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:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.19.0-26-generic", pkgver:"3.19.0-26.28~14.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.19.0-26-generic-lpae", pkgver:"3.19.0-26.28~14.04.1")) flag++;
if (ubuntu_check(osver:"14.04", pkgname:"linux-image-3.19.0-26-lowlatency", pkgver:"3.19.0-26.28~14.04.1")) 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-3.19-generic / linux-image-3.19-generic-lpae / etc");
}