Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : libnl3 vulnerability (USN-3311-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that libnl incorrectly handled memory when
performing certain operations. A local attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause libnl to crash, resulting in a denial of service,
or execute arbitrary code.

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 libnl-3-200 package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.6
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100663 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-0553

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