Ubuntu 16.04 LTS : linux-hwe vulnerability (USN-3313-2)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100667


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


USN-3313-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 16.10.
This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 16.10 for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

It was discovered that a buffer overflow existed in the trace subsystem in the Linux kernel. A privileged local attacker could use this to 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100667

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3313-2.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/07

Modified: 2017/08/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

Temporal Score: 6.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.8-generic, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.8-generic-lpae, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-4.8-lowlatency, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-generic-lpae-hwe-16.04, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:linux-image-lowlatency-hwe-16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-0605

OSVDB: 156817

USN: 3313-2