Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : libnl3 vulnerability (USN-3311-2)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-3311-1 fixed a vulnerability in libnl. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

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. Note that the updated package
may not be immediately available from the package repository and its

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100919 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-0553

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