Ubuntu Update for linux USN-4144-1

Technical Details

Severity Level:

High Severity

CVSS Score:

7.8

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'linux' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the USN-4144-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
It was discovered that the XFS file system in the Linux kernel did not properly handle mount failures in some situations. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-20976) Benjamin Moody discovered that the XFS file system in the Linux kernel did not properly handle an error condition when out of disk quota. A local attacker could possibly use this to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2019-15538)

Affected Versions:
'linux' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Recommendations:
Please install the updated Linux Distribution Package(s).

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Family:

Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-10-02 02:00:39

Modification Time:

2019-10-04 07:25:00

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NVD CVE ID:
CVE-2018-20976
CVE-2019-15538

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