Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : nginx regression (USN-3114-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-3114-1 fixed a vulnerability in nginx. A packaging issue prevented
nginx from being reinstalled or upgraded to a subsequent release. This
update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Dawid Golunski discovered that the nginx package incorrectly handled
log file permissions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to obtain root privileges.

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 :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.3
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94353 ()

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