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3496


10.0

30 Days

Critical

 

This vulnerability is 9 years 6 months and 26 days old there are exploits publicly available for it. The vulnerability itself is over a year old, and with there being exploits publicly available it is highly advisable that this vulnerability is patched immediately.

 

Synopsis

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

 

Vulnerability Description

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches and is therefore affected by multiple vulnerabilities:

  • Hugo Dias discovered that the ATM subsystem did not correctly manage socket counts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5079)
  • It was discovered that the libertas wireless driver did not correctly handle beacon and probe responses. A physically near-by attacker could generate specially crafted wireless network traffic and cause a denial of service. Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected. (CVE-2008-5134)
  • It was discovered that the inotify subsystem contained watch removal race conditions. A local attacker could exploit this to crash the system, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5182)
  • Dann Frazier discovered that in certain situations sendmsg did not correctly release allocated memory. A local attacker could exploit this to force the system to run out of free memory, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 6.06 was not affected. (CVE-2008-5300)
  • It was discovered that the ATA subsystem did not correctly set timeouts. A local attacker could exploit this to cause a system hang, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5700)
  • It was discovered that the ib700 watchdog timer did not correctly check buffer sizes. A local attacker could send a specially crafted ioctl to the device to cause a system crash, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2008-5702)
  • It was discovered that in certain situations the network scheduler did not correctly handle very large levels of traffic. A local attacker could produce a high volume of UDP traffic resulting in a system hang, leading to a denial of service. Ubuntu 8.04 was not affected.
  • (CVE-2008-5713).

 

Solution

Update the affected packages.

 

Further Information

There is no further information available at this time.

 

CVE References

CVE-2008-5079 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-5134 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-5182 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-5300 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-5700 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-5702 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails
CVE-2008-5713 NIST | MITRE | CVEDetails

 

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