Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 / 17.04 : nginx vulnerability (USN-3352-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 101546


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


It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the range filter feature of nginx. A remote attacker could use this to expose sensitive information.

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: Medium

ID: 101546

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3352-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/07/14

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-common, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-core, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-extras, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-full, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:nginx-light, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:16.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:17.04

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/07/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-7529

OSVDB: 160812

USN: 3352-1