Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-3290-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Marco Grassi discovered that the TCP implementation in the Linux
kernel mishandles socket buffer (skb) truncation. A local attacker
could use this 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.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100251 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-8645

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